Animalia > Chordata > Reptilia > Squamata > Lacertidae > Meroles > Meroles cuneirostris

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

Synonyms: Saurites cuneirostris eremias; Scapteira cuneirostris; Scaptira cuneirostris


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
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  


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


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


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



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
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access