Southern Namibia and South Africa. 

Species:

Pedioplanis inornata  (ROUX, 1907)

Synonyms:

Eremias inornata  ROUX, 1907

Pedioplanis inornata  BAUER & BRANCH, 2003

Common names:

Namibian Sand Lizard (English)
Plain Sand Lizard (English)
Wüstenrenner (German)

Types:

Lectotype: ZMA.RENA 11049 (Eremias inornata ROUX 1907)

Terra Typica:

W. Oranje River, Kl. Namaqualand in South Africa.


Taxonomic notes:

According to genetic data, the northern populations of P. inornata are more closely related to P. gaerdesi than to the southern populations of their own species.

WERNER MAYER


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Roux, J. (1907) -  Description of Pedioplanis inornata. -  In: “Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Fauna von Süd-Afrika. Ergebnisse einer Reise von Prof. Max Weber im Jahre 1894. VII. Lacertilia (Eidechsen)”. - Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere, Jena, 25: 403-444.   

  • Makokha, J.S. & Bauer, A.M. & Mayer, W. & Matthee, C.A. (2007) -  Nuclear and mtDNA-based phylogeny of southern African sand lizards, Pedioplanis (Sauria: Lacertidae). -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 44 (2): 622-633.    

  • Conradie, W. & Measey, G.J. & Branch, W.R. & Tolley, K. (2012) -  Revised phylogeny of African sand lizards (Pedioplanis), with the description of two new species from south-western Angola -  African Journal of Herpetology, Johannesburg, South Africa, 61 (2): 1-22.    

  • Kirchhof, S. & Hetem, R.S. & Lease, H.M. & Miles, D.B. & Mitchell, D. & Müller, J. & Rödel, M.-O. & Sinervo, B. & Wassenaar, T. & Murray, I.W. (2017) -  Thermoregulatory behavior and high thermal preference buffer impact of climate change in a Namib Desert lizard. -  Ecosphere, 8 (12): 1-22.