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Taxonomy of the family Lacertidae
Bibliography of the genus Latastia
Biodiversity of the family Lacertidae








Genus
Latastia

African Long-tailed Lizards, (Scrub Lizards)

Langschwanz-Eidechsen

Afrikanske Langhalefirben*

1884 Latastia Bedriaga (type species: Lacerta samharica Blanford 1870)
Contents: 11 species, of which 4 (36.4%) are endemic.
Distribution: Africa.
Reported from: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Kinshasa, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Latastia boscai

Eritrean Long-tailed Lizard, (Bosca's Long-tailed Lizard)

Eritreische Langschwanz-Eidechse*

Eritreisk Langhalefirben*

1884 Latastia boscai Bedriaga
1907 Latastia burii Boulenger (Lanza 1990)
Latastia boscai burii Parker 1942
1913 Latastia wachei (syn. Largen & Spawls 2006)
1942 Latastia boscai arenicola Parker

Distribution: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia.


Latastia caeruleopunctata

Blue-spotted Long-tailed Lizard*, (Parker's Long-tailed Lizard)

Blaugefleckte Langschwanz-Eidechse*

Blåplettet Langhalefirben*

1935 Latastia caeruleopunctata Parker
Latastia longicaudata caeruleopunctata Parker 1942
Latastia carinata caeruleopunctata Bischoff 1991

Remarks: Regarded as a separate species by Lanza (1990) and Largen & Spawls (2006).
Distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia.


Latastia carinata

Barawa Long-tailed Lizard*

Barawa-Langschwanz-Eidechse*

Barawa-langhalefirben*

1874 Lacerta carinata Peters [not Lacerta carinata Schinz 1834]
Latastia carinata Boulenger 1887

Distribution: Somalia.


Latastia cherchii

Mudug Long-tailed Lizard*

Mudug-Langschwanz-Eidechse*

Mudug-langhalefirben*

1967 Latastia cherchi Arillo, Baletto & Spano

Distribution: Somalia.


Latastia doriai

Adal Long-tailed Lizard*, (Doria's Long-tailed Lizard)

Adal-Langschwanz-Eidechse*

Adal-langhalefirben*

1884 Latastia doriai Bedriaga
Latastia longicaudata doriai Parker 1942
1884 Latastia doriai martensi Bedriaga

Remarks: Previously included scorteccii.
Distribution: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia.


Latastia johnstonii

Malawi Long-tailed Lizard

Malawi-Langschwanz-Eidechse*

Malawisk Langhalefirben*

1907 Latastia johnstoni Boulenger
1919 Latastia kidwelli Boulenger (Loveridge 1957)
1942 Latastia bredoi De Witte (Loveridge 1953)

Distribution: Congo-Kinshasa, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Latastia lanzai

Dinsor Long-tailed Lizard*

Dinsor-Langschwanz-Eidechse*

Dinsor-langhalefirben*

1967 Latastia longicauda lanzai Arillo, Baletto & Spano
Latastia lanzai Lanza 1983

Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of longicaudata by Largen & Spawls (2006).
Distribution: Kenya, Somalia.


Latastia longicaudata

Common Long-tailed Lizard, Long-tailed Sand Lizard, (Reuss' Long-tailed Lizard)

Gewöhnliche Langschwanz-Eidechse*

Almindeligt Langhalefirben*

1834 Lacerta longicaudata Reuss
Latastia longicaudata Boulenger 1887
1870 Lacerta samharica Blanford (Boulenger 1921)
1870 Lacerta sturti Blanford (Boulenger 1921)
1882 Eremias revoili Vaillant (Broadley & Howell 1991)
Latastia longicaudata revoili Parker 1942
1921 Latastia longicaudata andersonii Boulenger

Other common names:
revoili: Southern Long-tailed Lizard
Remarks: Listed for Morocco by Trape, Trape & Chirio (2012), presumably in error.
Distribution: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen.


Latastia ornata

Ornate Long-tailed Lizard

Pracht-Langschwanz-Eidechse*

Pragt-langhalefirben*

1940 Latastia ornata Monard

Distribution: Guinea-Bissau.


Latastia scorteccii

Mandah Long-tailed Lizard*, (Scortecci's Long-tailed Lizard)

Mandah-Langschwanz-Eidechse*

Mandah-langhalefirben*

1967 Latastia doriai scorteccii Arillo, Baletto & Spano
Latastia scorteccii Ineich 1999

Distribution: Djibouti, Somalia.


Latastia taylori

Buran Valley Long-tailed Lizard*

Buran-Langschwanz-Eidechse*

Buran-langhalefirben*

1942 Latastia taylori Parker

Distribution: Somalia.