Southwestern Angola, from central Benguela Province to western Cunene Province, except for the more xeric areas of southwestern Namibe Province. 


Pedioplanis serodioi  PARRINHA et al., 2021


Eremias benguelensis  BOULENGER, 1918; 1921

Common names:

Caraculo Sand Lizard (English)
Serôdio`s Sand Lizard (English)
Caraculo-Wüstenrenner (German)


Holotype: CAS 254906 (field number JVV 8598), adult male collected on the north side of the road from Namibe to Lubango, road marker 59, 1.8 km West (by road) of Caraculo [-15.01888°, 12.64014°, 491 m], Namibe Province, on 6 December 2013.

Terra Typica:

Angola, Namibe Province, NW of Moçâmedes.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Parrinha, D. & Marques, M.P. & Heinicke, M.P. & Khalid, F. & Parker, K.L. & Tolley, K.A. & Childers, J.L. & Conradie, W. & Bauer, A.M. & Ceríaco L.M.P. (2021) -  A revision of Angolan species in the genus Pedioplanis Fitzinger (Squamata: Lacertidae), with the description of a new species. -  Zootaxa 5032 (1): 1-46.  




Pedioplanis serodioi  © William R. Branch