Western Sahara, Mauritania. 


Mesalina adrarensis  PIZZIGALLI et al., 2021


Holotype: MNHN-RA-2020.0017

Paratypes: Adult male BEV.10849, from 6 km E of Sidi Kathari, 26.5298°N 12.3364°W, collected by Pierre- André Crochet on 21st March 2010; adult female BEV.10850, from 4 km past Awserd toward Dakhla, 22.5709°N 14.3544°W, collected by Pierre- André Crochet on the 18th March 2010, all preserved in the BEV collection in Montpellier.

Terra Typica:

Mauritania, top of a plateau in the Adrar Atar.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Pizzigalli, C. & Crochet, P.-A. & Geniez, P. & Martínez-Freiría, F. & Velo-Antón, G. & Brito, J.C. (2021) -  Phylogeographic diversification of the Mesalina olivieri species complex (Squamata: Lacertidae) with the description of a new species and a new subspecies endemic from North West Africa. -  J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res. 2021: 00: 1-29.    


Mesalina adrarensis  © 2017 Philippe Geniez