Guinea , Mali, Cote d`Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic and Democratic Rupublic of the Congo. 


Heliobolus nitidus  (GÜNTHER, 1872)

Subspecies (2):

Heliobolus nitidus nitidus  (GÜNTHER, 1872)

Heliobolus nitidus quadrinasalis  (CHABANAUD, 1918)


Eremias nitida  GÜNTHER, 1872

Common names:

Sonnenrenner (German)


nitidus: Holotype: unlocated

quadrinasalis: Holotype: MNHN-RA 1904.0161

Terra Typica:

nitidus: `Western Africa`.

quadrinasalis: Fort Archambault (= Sagh) in the southernmost Chad.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Günther, A. (1872) -  Description of three new species of Eremias. -  The Annals and magazine of natural history, (4) 9: 381-382.  


Heliobolus nitidus: 8  pictures (see subspecies level)


Heliobolus nitidus quadrinasalis  © 1997 Laurent Chirio