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Algyroides fitzingeri (WIEGMANN, 1834)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Fitzinger's Algyroides
G: Zwerg-Kieleidechse, Tyrrhenische Kieleidechse 
SynonymNotopholis fitzingeri WIEGMANN 1834: 10
Notopholis fitzingeri — GENÉ 1839: 266
Lacerta Fitzingeri — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 194
Algyroides fitzingeri — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Algyroides fitzingeri — CORTI & LO CASCIO 2002
Algyroides fitzingeri — KWET & TRAPP 2015 
DistributionFrance (Corsica), Italy (Sardinia)

Type locality: Sardinia; “Corsica” fide LICHTENSTEIN 1856.  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 910 
EtymologyNamed after Leopold Josef Fitzinger (1802-1884), Austrian naturalist. 
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  • Arnold, E.N.; Arribas, O. & Carranza, S. 2007. Systematics of the Palaearctic and Oriental lizard tribe Lacertini (Squamata: Lacertidae: Lacertinae), with descriptions of eight new genera. Zootaxa 1430: 1-86 - get paper here
  • Bassu, L.; V. Nulchis, M. G. Satta, C. Fresi & C. Corti 2008. Atlas of amphibians and reptiles of Sardinia - state of the art and general considerations. Herpetologia Sardiniae (Claudia Corti, ed.), Edizioni Belvedere, 504 pp.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bosch, H. A. J. in den 1986. Beschränkte Freilandnahrungsanalysen an Algyroides fitzingeri (WIEGMANN, 1834) auf Sardinien Salamandra 22 (1): 47-54 - get paper here
  • Corti, C. & Lo Cascio, P. 2002. The lizards of Italy and Adjacent Areas. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 165 pp.
  • Delaugerre, M., & Cheylan, M. 1992. Atlas de répartition des batraciens et reptiles de Corse. Ajaccio Parc naturel régional de Corse: Ecole pratique des hautes études, 128 pp. - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Engelmann, W.E. et al. 1993. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.
  • Forman, F. & Forman, B. 1981. Herpetologische Beobachtungen auf Korsika. Herpetofauna 3 (10): 12-16 - get paper here
  • Gené, J. 1839. Synopsis reptilium Sardiniae indigenoruni. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino 1:257—285 - get paper here
  • Harris,D.J.; Arnold,E.N. & Thomas,R.H. 1999. A phylogeny of the European lizard genus Algyroides (Reptilia: Lacertidae) based on DNA sequences, with comments on the evolution of the group. Journal of Zoology 249: 49-60
  • Kwet, A. 2010. Reptilien und Amphibien Europas. Kosmos-Verlag, Stuttgart, 252 pp.
  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Liste der Reptilien Europas. Draco 15 (60): 72-79 - get paper here
  • Lantermann W & Y Lantermann 2013. Begegnungen mit der Tyrrhenischen Kieleidechse, Algyroides fitzingeri (WIEGMANN, 1834) auf Sardinien. Die Eidechse 24 (1): 11-17 - get paper here
  • Lichtenstein, H., and E. von Martens. 1856. Nomenclator reptilium et amphibiorum Musei Zoologici Berolinensis. Namenverzeichniss der in der zoologischen Sammlung der Königlichen Universität zu Berlin aufgestellten Arten von Reptilien und Amphibien nach ihren Ordnungen, Familien und Gattungen. Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin / Buchdruckerei der Königl. Akad. der Wiss., iv + 48 pp. - get paper here
  • Mutz, T.; Mutz, M. & Obst, F.-J. 1999. Herpetologische Impressionen von Sardinien. Elaphe 7 (3): 76-80
  • Salvi, Daniele; Harris, D. James; Perera, Ana; Bologna, Marco A.; Carretero, Miguel A. 2011. Preliminary survey on genetic variation within the Pygmy Algyroides, Algyroides fitzingeri, across Corsica and Sardinia. Amphibia-Reptilia 32 (2): 281-286 - get paper here
  • Salvi, Daniele; Pierluigi Bombi 2010. Reptiles of Sardinia: updating the knowledge on their distribution. Acta Herpetologica 5 (2): 161-178 - get paper here
  • Schneider, B. 1972. Systematisch-zoogeographische Untersuchungen an der Kieleidechse Algyroides fitzingeri von Korsika und Sardinien Salamandra 8 (2): 67-75 - get paper here
  • Schneider, B. 1981. Algyroides fitzingeri - Tyrrhenische Kieleidechse. Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Wiesbaden, pp. 392-401
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • TROBISCH, D, 1995. Einige Beobachtungen zur Haltung von Algyroides fitzingeri (WIEGMANN, 1834). Die Eidechse 6 (14): 28 - get paper here
  • Wiegmann,A.F.A. 1834. Herpetologia Mexicana, seu descriptio amphibiorum novae hispaniae , quae itineribus comitis de Sack, Ferdinandi Deppe et Chr. Guil. Schiede im Museum Zoologicum Berolinense Pervenerunt. Pars prima, saurorum species. Berlin, Lüderitz, iv + 54 pp. - get paper here
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