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








Genus
Pseuderemias

Sand Runners*, (Sand Racers, Sand Lizards)

Falsche Wüstenrenner

Nordøstafrikanske Sandløberfirben*

1883 Pseuderemias Boettger (type species: Pseuderemias lineolata Boettger 1883)
1885 Boulengeria Lataste (type species: Acanthodactylus mucronatus Blanford 1870; syn. Arnold 1989)
Contents: 7 species, of which 3 (42.9%) are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included in Eremias. Revalidated by Szczerbak (1975).
Distribution: Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan.

Pseuderemias brenneri

Barawa Sand Runner*, (Brenner's Sand Racer)

Barawa-Wüstenrenner*

Barawa-sandløberfirben*

1869 Eremias brenneri Peters
Boulengerina brenneri Lataste 1885
Pseuderemias brenneri Szczerbak 1975
Mesalina brenneri Welch 1982
1888 Eremias edwardsii Mocquard (Szczerbak 1975)

Distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan.


Pseuderemias erythrosticta

Red-spotted Sand Runner*

Rotgefleckter Wüstenrenner*

Rødplettet Sandløberfirben*

1891 Eremias erythrosticta Boulenger
Pseuderemias erythrosticta Szczerbak 1975
Mesalina erythrosticta Welch 1982

Distribution: Somalia.


Pseuderemias mucronata

Anseba Sand Runner*, Anseba Lizard, (Blanford's Sand Racer)

Anseba-Wüstenrenner*

Anseba-sandløberfirben*

1870 Acanthodactylus mucronatus Blanford
Eremias mucronata Günther 1870
Boulengerina mucronata Lataste 1885
Pseuderemias mucronata Szczerbak 1975
Mesalina mucronata Welch 1982
1883 Pseuderemias lineolata Boettger (Szczerbak 1975)

Remarks: Some authors regard savagei and septemstriata as subspecies of mucronata (e.g., Lanza 1990). Records from Sinai are erroneous (Baha el Din 2006).
Distribution: Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan.


Pseuderemias savagei

Kandala Sand Runner*

Kandala-Wüstenrenner*

Kandala-sandløberfirben*

1965 Eremias savagei Gans, Laurent & Pandit
Pseuderemias savagei Szczerbak 1975
Eremias mucronata savagei Lanza 1990

Remarks: Sometimes regarded as a subspecies of mucronata (e.g., Lanza 1990).
Distribution: Somalia.


Pseuderemias septemstriata

Halin Sand Runner*

Halin-Wüstenrenner*

Halin-sandløberfirben*

1942 Eremias septemstriata Parker
Pseuderemias septemstriata Szczerbak 1975
Eremias mucronata septemstriata Lanza 1990

Remarks: Sometimes regarded as a subspecies of mucronata (e.g., Lanza 1990).
Distribution: Somalia.


Pseuderemias smithi

Ethiopian Sand Runner*, (Smith's Sand Lizard)

Äthiopischer Wüstenrenner*

Etiopisk Sandløberfirben*

1895 Eremias smithi Boulenger
Pseuderemias smithi Szczerbak 1975
Mesalina smithi Welch 1982

Distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia.


Pseuderemias striata

Striped Sand Runner*, (Peter's Sand Racer)

Gestreifter Wüstenrenner*

Stribet Sandløberfirben*

1874 Eremias brenneri striatus Peters
Eremias striata Boulenger 1896
Pseuderemias striata Szczerbak 1975
Mesalina striata Welch 1982
1893 Eremias hoehneli Stejneger (Szczerbak 1975)
1965 Eremias striata gardoensis Arillo, Baletto & Spano
Pseuderemias striata gardoensis Szczerbak 1975

Distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia.