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Meroles cuneirostris (Wedge-snouted Sand Lizard, Wedge-snouted Desert Lizard)

Synonyms: Saurites cuneirostris eremias; Scapteira cuneirostris; Scaptira cuneirostris

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Namib desert Namibia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Namib-Naukluft National Park II 12585619 Namibia  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Camponotus detritus (dune ant)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Eremitalpa granti (Grant's Golden Mole)1
Ptenopus kochi (Koch's Chirping Gecko)1

Predators

Bitis peringueyi (Peringuey's Adder, Dwarf Puff Adder)[1]

Distribution

SW Namibia (south of the area from M. reticulatus) and South Africa (outermost northwestern Cape province);

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1The Namib: Detritus and Fog Dependence Scott Christy March 1st, 2006
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Images provided by Google Image Search
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access