South Sudan, Southern Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. 

Species:

Heliobolus spekii  (GÜNTHER, 1872)

Subspecies (3):

Heliobolus spekii spekii  (GÜNTHER, 1872)

Heliobolus spekii scorteccii  (ARILLO, BALLETTO & SPANO, 1965)

Heliobolus spekii sextaeniata  (STEJNEGER, 1893)

Synonyms:

Eremias spekii  GÜNTHER, 1872

Eremias rugiceps  PETERS, 1878

Heliobolus spekii  BROADLEY & HOWELL, 1991

Common names:

Speke’s sand lizard (English)
Speke’s Sonnenrenner (German)

Types:

spekii: Syntypes: BMNH 1946.8.6.8-9

sextaeniata: Holotype: USNM 20080

Terra Typica:

spekii: `in 5° 7` S, between the coast and Unyamuezi` [Unyamwezi was in the 19th century, the name of the settlement area of ​​Nyamwezi, a large area between the rift valleys in the area Tabora-Singida-Shinyanga-Katavi. `between the coast and Unyamuezi` is therefore called `somewhere in northern Tanzania`].

scortecci: Gardo [= Qardho in NE Somalia].

sextaeniata: Tana river, Kenya.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Günther, A. (1872) -  Description of three new species of Eremias. -  The Annals and magazine of natural history, (4) 9: 381-382.  

  • Largen, M.J. & Spawls, S. (2006) -  Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria):an annotated checklist, bibliography,gazetteer and identification key. -  Tropical Zoology, 19 (1): 21-109.    

 
 
 
 

Heliobolus spekii: 17  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Heliobolus spekii sextaeniata  © 2014 Tomáš Mazuch