Weit verbreitet in Nordafrika, im Mittleren Osten und in der Turan Tiefebene ostwärts bis Pakistan und Nordwest-Indien. 

Gattung:

Mesalina GRAY, 1838

Arten (20):

Mesalina adramitana  (BOULENGER, 1917)

Mesalina arnoldi  SINDACO et al., 2018

Mesalina austroarabica  SINDACO et al., 2018

Mesalina ayunensis  ARNOLD, 1980

Mesalina bahaeldini  SEGOLI et al., 2002

Mesalina balfouri  (BLANFORD, 1881)

Mesalina bernoullii  (SCHENKEL, 1901)

Mesalina brevirostris  BLANFORD, 1874

Mesalina ercolinii  (LANZA & POGGESI, 1975)

Mesalina guttulata  (LICHTENSTEIN, 1823)

Mesalina kuri  JOGER & MAYER, 2002

Mesalina martini  (BOULENGER, 1897)

Mesalina microlepis  (ANGEL, 1936)

Mesalina olivieri  (AUDOUIN, 1829)

Mesalina pasteuri  (BONS, 1960)

Mesalina rubropunctata  (LICHTENSTEIN, 1823)

Mesalina saudiarabica  MORAVEC et al., 2017

Mesalina simoni  (BOETTGER, 1881)

Mesalina sp.  SINDACO et al., 2018

Mesalina watsonana  (STOLICZKA, 1872)

Species Typica:

Mesalina rubropunctata  (LICHTENSTEIN, 1823)


Relevante taxonomische Literatur:

  • Gray, J.E. (1838) -  Description Genus Cabrita. -  In: “Catalogue of the Slender-tongued Saurians” – I. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 1 (1) (1838) : 274-283.   

  • Hosseinian Yousefkhani, S.S. & Marmol Marin, G.M.D. & Rastegar-Pouyani, N. & Rastegar-Pouyani, E. (2015) -  A bibliographic recompilation of the genus Mesalina GRAY, 1838 (Sauria: Lacertidae) with a key to the species.  -  Russian Journal of Herpetology, Moscow, 22 (1): 2334.     

  • Sindaco, R. & Simó-Riudalbas, M. & Sacchi, R. & Carranza, S. (2018) -  Systematics of the Mesalina guttulata species complex (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Arabia with the description of two new species. -  Zootaxa, 4429 (3): 513-547.    

  • Simó-Riudalbas, K. & Tamar, K. & Smid, J. & Mitsi, P. & Sindaco, R. & Chirio, L. & Carranza, S. (2019) -  Biogeography of Mesalina (Reptilia: Lacertidae), with special emphasis on the Mesalina adramitana group from Arabia and the Socotra Archipelago. -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 137: 300-312.