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Algyroides marchi VALVERDE, 1958

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Spanish Keeled Lizard
G: Spanische Kieleidechse 
SynonymAlgiroides (sic) marchi VALVERDE 1958: 127
Algyroides hidalgoi BOSCA 1916
Algyroides hidalgoi — BUCHHOLZ 1965
Algyroides marchi — BUCHHOLZ 1965
Algyroides marchi niethammeri BUCHHOLZ 1965
Algyroides marchi — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Algyroides marchi — BISCHOFF 2007
Algyroides marchi — LIVIGNI 2013: 290 
DistributionMountain regions in SE Spain (Sierra de Cazorla, Sierra de Segura, Sierra de Alcaraz)

Type locality: “Pledra de Aguamula, en la Sierra de Cazorla (Jaén). Fueron capturados todos los ejemplares en las márgenes del pequeño arroyo que corre al ple de la peña.”  
TypesHolotype: EEZA (Instituto de Aclimatación de Almería); Paratype: MNCN 7947. 
CommentSince its description no other specimens of A. hidalgoi have been found. It may be an aberrant form of A. marchi although its identity remains unclear (ENGELMANN et al. 1993: 250).

Subspecies: Algyroides marchi niethammeri has blue throats. However, niethammeri was synonymized with the nominate subspecies by Salvador 1998. 
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  • Boscá, E. 1916. Un género nuevo para la fauna herpetològica de España y especie nueva o poco conocida. Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Historia Natural 16: 294-297
  • Brakels, Peter; Femke Koopmans and José Luis Rubio 2010. First record of the Spanish Algyroides, Algyroides marchi (Lacertidae) in the Murcia Region, Southeast Spain. Herpetology Notes 3: 049-52 - get paper here
  • Buchholz, K. F. 1965. Zur Kenntnis des Genus Algyroides (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 15: 239-246 [1964] - get paper here
  • Eikhorst, R. & W. Eikhorst 1982. Zur Fortpflanzung der Spanischen Kieleidechse (Algyroides marchi VALVERDE 1958) (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae) Salamandra 18 (1-2): 56-64 - get paper here
  • Eikhorst, W., Eikhorst, R., Nettmann, H. K. and Rykena, S. 1979. Beobachtungen an der Spanischen Kieleidechse, Algyroides marchi Valverde 1958 (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae). Salamandra 15 (4): 254-263 - get paper here
  • Engelmann,W.E. et al. 1993. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.
  • GARCÍA-DÍEZ, TERESA; JOSÉ E. GONZÁLEZ-FERNÁNDEZ 2013. The reptile type specimens preserved in the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC) of Madrid, Spain. Zootaxa 3619 (1): 046–058 - get paper here
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