SE Egypt to N Somalia and SW Yemen. 


Mesalina martini  (BOULENGER, 1897)

Common names:

Martin’s Wüstenrenner (German)
Martin’s Desert Racer (English)


Holotype: unlocated (BMNH).

Terra Typica:

`Obok, Somalia` (in fact, Obok is in Djibouti, formerly `French Somaliland`).

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Boulenger, G.A. (1897) -  Description of a new lizard from Obok. -  The Annals and magazine of natural history, (6) 19: 467-468.