Southern Namibia and South Africa. 


Pedioplanis inornata  (ROUX, 1907)


Eremias inornata  ROUX, 1907

Pedioplanis inornata  BAUER & BRANCH, 2003

Common names:

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


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.


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.