From the Jebel Samhan in Dhofar to the Yemen Mountains. 


Mesalina austroarabica  SINDACO et al., 2018


Mesalina adramitana   ARNOLD, 1980

Mesalina ayunensis   VAN DER KOOIJ, 2001

Mesalina spec.  VAN DER KOOIJ, 2001

Mesalina adramitana   SINDACO & JEREMCENKO, 2008

Mesalina adramitana  GARDNER, 2013

Mesalina guttulata   KAPLI et al, 2015

Mesalina sp. 1   CARRANZA et al., 2018

Common names:

Südlicher Arabischer Wüstenrenner (German)
Southern Arabian Desert Lizard (English)


Holotype: MCCI R1611, Adult male, 4 January 2010, R. Sindaco, C. Grieco, A. Venchi leg. Paratypes. Two adult males and an adult female MCCI-R1624/1-3, same locality as the holotype, 19 November 2010, R. Sindaco, C. Grieco, A. Venchi leg.; a female (ONHM4331), same locality as the holotype, 30 April 2011, S. Carranza, E. Gómez-Díaz, F. Amat leg.; a male MCCI-R1810, Jebel Samhan at 17.1597°N, 54.8069°E WGS84, 1,594 m a.s.l., 14 October 2013, S. Carranza, M. Metallinou, R. Sindaco, J. Šmíd, R. Vasconcelos leg.; a male NMP6V-74966/1 and a young NMP6V-74966/2 Jebel Samhan at 17.1494°N, 54.9757°E WGS84, 233 m a.s.l., same date and collectors as MCCI-R1810.

Terra Typica:

Oman, Dhofar Governorate, Jebel Samhan at 17.1161°N, 54.7131°E WGS84 (about 16 km E of Tawi Atair), 1.321 m elevation.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • 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.    


Oman, Yemen


Mesalina austroarabica  © 2010 Roberto Sindaco