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


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)



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)



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*



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*



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.