From Cape Peninsula to inland to Matjiesfontein, the Tankwa Karoo and western valleys of the Little Karoo. 


Meroles knoxii knoxii  (MILNE-EDWARDS, 1829)


Lacerta knoxii   MILNE-EDWARDS, 1829


Lost (fide FITZSIMONS 1943); but according to BOULENGER (1921, p. 353) there are `6 specimens from Delalande`s collection in the Paris Museum, incorrectly labelled as types.

Terra Typica:

“Cape of Good Hope”.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Milne-Edwards, M.H. (1829) -  Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l`histoire des lézards, extraites d`une monographie de ce genre. -  Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris, 16: 50-89.  


Meroles knoxii knoxii  © 2006 Trevor Hardaker & Margaret Hardaker