Pedioplanis is a genus of lizards in the family Lacertidae. All species of Pedioplanis are endemic to southern Africa.[2][3]

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Pedioplanis namaquensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Subfamily: Lacertinae
Genus: Pedioplanis
Fitzinger, 1843[1]


There are 13 valid species in this genus:[3]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Pedioplanis.


  1. ^ "Pedioplanis ". Dahms Tierleben.
  2. ^ Conradie, Werner (2012). "Revised phylogeny of African sand lizards (Pedioplanis), with the description of two new species from south-western Angola". African Journal of Herpetology. 61 (2): 91–112. doi:10.1080/21564574.2012.676079.
  3. ^ a b Pedioplanis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 11 July 2014.

Further readingEdit

  • Branch, Bill (2004). Field Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Third Revised edition, Second impression. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 399 pp. ISBN 0-88359-042-5. (Genus Pedioplanis, p. 170). (11 species of Pedioplanis, pp. 170–174).
  • Fitzinger L (1843). Systema Reptilium, Fasciculus Primus, Amblyglossae. Vienna: Braumüller & Seidel. 106 pp. + indices. (Pedioplanis, new genus, p. 21). (in Latin).