(Español) Species page: Mesalina adrarensis

Adrar Small Lizard
Mesalina adrarensis Pizzigali, Crochet, Geniez, Martínez-Freiría, Velo-Antón & Brito 2021

By Gabriel Martínez del Mármol

Updated: 28/09/2021

Adult. Char Oasis (Mauritanie). Photo: © Philippe Geniez

Taxonomy: Lacertoidea | Lacertidae | Mesalina | Mesalina adrarensis


  Mesalina adrarensis

Distribution map of Mesalina adrarensis
in Morocco.



The parts 1) Phylogenetic frame, 2) Description, 3) Ecology and habits and 4) Distribution, habitat and abundance are being made.


  • Pizzigalli C, Crochet P-A, Geniez P, Martínez-Freiría F, Velo-Antón G, Brito JC. 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. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 00, 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12516

To cite www.morocoherps.com en as a whole:
Martínez, G., León, R., Jiménez-Robles, O., González De la Vega, J.P., Gabari, V., Rebollo, B., Sánchez-Tójar, A., Fernández-Cardenete, J.R., Gállego, J. (Eds.). Moroccoherps. Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco and Western Sahara. Available from www.moroccoherps.com