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

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

Synonyms: Saurites cuneirostris; Scapteira cuneirostris; Scaptira cuneirostris

Wikipedia Abstract

Meroles cuneirostris, the Wedge-snouted sand lizard, is a species of sand-dwelling lizard in the family Lacertidae. It occurs in the Namib Desert.
View Wikipedia Record: Meroles 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);

External References

Photos

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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License