Jemen / Abd al-Kuri island (between Socotra and the horn of Africa). 

Species:

Mesalina kuri  JOGER & MAYER, 2002

Common names:

Abd al-Kuri Wüstenrenner (German)
Abd al-Kuri Desert Lizard (English)

Types:

Holotype: HLMD RA-2796-HT

Terra Typica:

Abd al-Kuri Island, west coast, Yemen (12 11’ N, 53 14’ E).


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Joger, U. & Mayer, W. (2002) -  A new species of Mesalina from Abd al-Kuri, Socotra archipelago, Yemen, and a preliminary molecular phylogeny for the genus Mesalina. -  Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 19: 497-505.   

  • Vasconcelos, R. & Montero-Mendieta, S. & Simó-Riudalbas, M. & Sindaco, R. & Santos, X. & Fasola, M. & Llorente, G. & Razzetti, E. & Carranza, S. (2016) -  Unexpectedly High Levels of Cryptic Diversity Uncovered by a Complete DNA Barcoding of Reptiles of the Socotra Archipelago. -  PLoS ONE, 11 (3): e0149985.    

  • 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.     

 
 

Yemen

 
 
 
 
 

Mesalina kuri  © Roberto Sindaco