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  Namibia:  25 species
Heliobolus lugubris (SMITH, 1838)
Ichnotropis capensis (SMITH, 1838)
Ichnotropis grandiceps BROADLEY, 1967
Meroles anchietae (BOCAGE, 1867)
Meroles ctenodactylus (SMITH, 1838)
Meroles cuneirostris (STRAUCH, 1867)
Meroles knoxii pequensis (HEWITT, 1935)
Meroles micropholidotus (MERTENS, 1938)
Meroles reticulatus (BOCAGE, 1867)
Meroles squamulosus (PETERS, 1854)
Meroles suborbitalis (PETERS, 1869)
Nucras damarana PARKER, 1936
Nucras intertexta (SMITH, 1838)
Nucras tessellata (SMITH, 1838)
Pedioplanis branchi CHILDERS & KIRCHHOF & BAUER, 2021
Pedioplanis breviceps (STERNFELD, 1911)
Pedioplanis gaerdesi (MERTENS, 1954)
Pedioplanis husabensis BERGER-DELL´MOUR & MAYER, 1989
Pedioplanis inornata (ROUX, 1907)
Pedioplanis laticeps (SMITH, 1845)
Pedioplanis lineoocellata lineoocellata (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839)
Pedioplanis lineoocellata inocellata (MERTENS, 1955)
Pedioplanis lineoocellata pulchella (GRAY, 1845)
Pedioplanis mayeri CHILDERS & KIRCHHOF & BAUER, 2021
Pedioplanis namaquensis (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839)
Pedioplanis rubens (MERTENS, 1954)
Pedioplanis undata (SMITH, 1838)

Meroles knoxii pequensis


Meroles knoxii pequensis


  (HEWITT, 1935)


Throughout the southern Namib Desert, from Lüderitz to the Orange River (terrestrial). Based on a small sample of specimens from the Lüderitz area, Hewitt (1935) thought the Namibian population merited subspecific recognition, with the Orange River as the boundary. Haacke (1965) examined a much larger sample and could find no definitive reason for retaining this status, due to considerable variation throughout the species range. However, he left it unresolved, and this taxon, although not listed by recent authors, has not been definitively reviewed. Early records of this species at Tsaobis and Salem, near the Swakop River, as well as near Otjosongombe in the Waterberg area (Mertens, 1955) have not been subsequently corraborated. This species is known or expected to occur in the Namib-Naukluft Park, National Diamond Coast Recreation Area, Sperrgebiet and the Ai-Ais/Hunsberg Reserve.





Meroles knoxii pequensis  © 2007 Tobias Wallek