North Somalia and adjacent areas of Ethiopia, Djibouti (?). 


Philochortus phillipsi  (BOULENGER, 1898)


Latastia phillipsi  BOULENGER, 1898

Philochortus phillipsi  BOULENGER, 1917

Common names:

Phillip’s Orangetail Grass Lizard (English)
Phillip’s Shield-backed Lizard (English)
Phillips Graseidechse (German)


yntypes: BMNH 1946.9.3.42-43 (formerly

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Boulenger, G.A. (1898) -  On a second collection of reptiles made by Mr. E. Lord-Phillips in Somaliland. -  The Annals and magazine of natural history, (7) 2: 130-133  


Philochortus phillipsi  © 2010 Tomáš Mazuch