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








Genus
Pedioplanis

African Sand Lizards

Südafrikanische Wüstenrenner

Afrikanske Sandfirben*

1843 Pedioplanis Fitzinger (type species: Eremias burchelli Dumeril & Bibron 1839)
1843 Choroscopus Fitzinger (type species: Eremias lineo-ocellata Dumeril & Bibron 1839; syn. Arnold 1989)
1843 Eudioptra Fitzinger (type species: Lacerta undata Smith 1838; syn. Arnold 1989)
1843 Pataeosaurus Fitzinger (type species: Lacerta capensis Smith 1838; syn. Mertens 1955 (by implication))
Contents: 14 species, of which 7 (50.0%) are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included in Eremias (e.g., FitzSimons 1943; Mertens 1954) or, more recently, in Mesalina (e.g., Szczerbak 1975). Revalidated by Arnold (1986).
Distribution: S. Africa.
Reported from: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Northern Cape, Western Cape).

Pedioplanis benguellensis

Benguela Sand Lizard, (Angolan Sand Lizard, Bocage's Sand Lizard)

Benguela-Wüstenrenner*

Benguela-sandfirben*

1867 Eremias benguellensis Bocage
Mesalina benguellensis Szczerbak 1975
Pedioplanis benguellensis Arnold 1986

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of namaquensis (e.g., Bocage 1895; Laurent 1964). Validity confirmed by Conradie, Measey, Branch & Tolley (2012). Specific epithet occasionally (e.g., Welch 1982) misspelled benguelensis (Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn & Bauer 2018).
Distribution: Angola, Namibia.


Pedioplanis breviceps

Short-headed Sand Lizard

Kurzkopf-Wüstenrenner*

Korthovedet Sandfirben*

1911 Eremias breviceps Sternfeld
Mesalina breviceps Szczerbak 1975
Pedioplanis breviceps Branch 1988

Distribution: Namibia.


Pedioplanis burchelli

Southern Sand Lizard*, (Burchell's Sand Lizard)

Südlicher Wüstenrenner*

Sydligt Sandfirben*

1839 Eremias burchelli Dumeril & Bibron
Mesalina burchelli Szczerbak 1975
Pedioplanis burchelli Baletto 1968 [by implication]; Arnold 1986
1926 Eremias burchelli quinque-vittata Hewitt (Szczerbak 1975)
1945 Eremias burchelli quadrivittata Zoological Record [lapsus for quinquevittata]

Distribution: Lesotho, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Western Cape).


Pedioplanis gaerdesi

Kaokoveld Sand Lizard, Damara Sand Lizard

Kaokoveld-Wüstenrenner*

Kaokoveld-sandfirben*

1954 Eremias undata gaerdesi Mertens
Mesalina undata gaerdesi Szczerbak 1975
Pedioplanis undata gaerdesi Branch 1988
Pedioplanis gaerdesi Arnold 1989

Distribution: Namibia.


Pedioplanis haackei

Southwestern Namibe Sand Lizard*, (Haacke's Sand Lizard)

Südwestnamibischer Wüstenrenner*

Sydvestnamibisk Sandfirben*

2012 Pedioplanis haackei Conradie, Measey, Branch & Tolley

Distribution: Angola.


Pedioplanis huntleyi

Iona Sand Lizard*, (Huntley's Sand Lizard)

Iona-Wüstenrenner*

Iona-sandfirben*

2012 Pedioplanis huntleyi Conradie, Measey, Branch & Tolley

Distribution: Angola.


Pedioplanis husabensis

Husab Sand Lizard

Husab-Wüstenrenner*

Husab-sandfirben*

1989 Pedioplanis husabensis Berger-Dell'mour & Mayer

Distribution: Namibia.


Pedioplanis inornata

Plain Sand Lizard, Namibian Sand Lizard

Schmuckloser Wüstenrenner*

Ensfarvet Sandfirben*

1907 Eremias inornata Roux
Eremias undata inornata Sternfeld 1911
Pedioplanis undata inornata Branch 1988
Pedioplanis inornata Arnold 1989

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym or a subspecies of undata (e.g., Szczerbak 1975).
Distribution: Namibia, South Africa (Northern Cape).


Pedioplanis laticeps

Cape Sand Lizard, Karoo Sand Lizard

Kap-Wüstenrenner*

Kap-sandfirben*

1838 Lacerta capensis Smith [not Lacerta capensis Sparrman 1783 (Reptilia: Varanidae)] (Szczerbak 1975; Kirchof, Penner, Rödel & Müller 2017)
Eremias capensis Duméril & Bibron 1839
1845 Eremias laticeps Smith
Mesalina laticeps Szczerbak 1975
Pedioplanis laticeps Baletto 1968 [by implication]; Arnold 1986

Remarks: Previously considered endemic to South Africa (e.g., Branch 1998; Turner 2017), although listed for the country by other authors (e.g.; Mertens 1955; Griffin 2003; Herrmann & Branch 2013). Confirmed for Namibia through old museum records and at least one extant population by Kirchof, Penner, Rödel & Müller (2017). The latter authors also corrected the year of description to 1845, not 1844 or 1849, as commonly attributed.
Distribution: Namibia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape).


Pedioplanis lineoocellata

Spotted Sand Lizard, Ocellated Sand Lizard

Gefleckter Wüstenrenner*

Plettet Sandfirben*

1837 Eremias lineo-ocellata Dumeril & Bibron
Mesalina lineo-ocellata Szczerbak 1975
Pedioplanis lineoocellata Arnold 1986
1845 Eremias annulifera Smith (Szczerbak 1975)
1845 Eremias formosa Smith (Szczerbak 1975)
1845 Eremias pulchra Smith (Szczerbak 1975)
1917 Eremias aspera Boulenger (Szczerbak 1975)
1955 Eremias lineo-ocellata inocellata Mertens
Mesalina lineo-ocellata inocellata Szczerbak 1975

Remarks: Previously included pulchella.
Distribution: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Northern Cape).


Pedioplanis namaquensis

Namaqua Sand Lizard

Namaqua-Wüstenrenner*

Namaqua-sandfirben*

1839 Eremias namaquensis Dumeril & Bibron
Mesalina namaquensis Szczerbak 1975
Pedioplanis namaquensis Arnold 1986
1926 Eremias namaquensis quadrangularis Hewitt (Szczerbak 1975)

Remarks: There is no documentation for the occurrence of this species in Angola. Previous records from the country (e.g., Szczerbak 1975; Branch 1998) should be considered misidentifications (Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn & Bauer 2018).
Distribution: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, North West Province, Northern Cape, Western Cape).


Pedioplanis pulchella

Venus Sand Lizard*, Common Sand Lizard

Venus-Wüstenrenner*

Venus-sandfirben*

1845 Eremias pulchella Gray
Eremias lineo-ocellata pulchella Methuen & Hewitt 1914
Mesalina lineo-ocellata pulchella Szczerbak 1975
Pedioplanis lineoocellata pulchella Jacobsen 1989
Pedioplanis pulchella Makhoka, Bauer, Mayer & Matthee 2007*

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies of lineoocellata (e.g., Szczerbak 1975). Bauer & Branch (2001) suggested pulchella to be a separate species. This was confirmed by Makhoka, Bauer, Mayer & Matthee (2007) and followed by Herrmann & Branch (2013).
Distribution: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Western Cape).


Pedioplanis rubens

Waterberg Sand Lizard

Waterberg-Wüstenrenner*

Waterberg-sandfirben*

1954 Eremias undata rubens Mertens
Mesalina undata rubens Szczerbak 1975
Pedioplanis undata rubens Branch 1988
Pedioplanis rubens Arnold 1989

Distribution: Namibia.


Pedioplanis undata

Western Sand Lizard

Westlicher Wüstenrenner*

Vestligt Sandfirben*

1838 Lacerta undata Smith
Eremias undata Gray 1845
Mesalina undata Szczerbak 1975
Pedioplanis undata Arnold 1986

Remarks: Previously included gaerdesi, inornata, and rubens. Now restricted to Namibia. Records from Angola refer to other species (Conradie, Measey, Branch & Tolley 2012).
Distribution: Namibia.