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Algyroides moreoticus BIBRON & BORY, 1833

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Greek Keeled Lizard
G: Peloponnesische Kieleidechse, Ionische Kieleidechse 
SynonymAlgyroides moreoticus BIBRON & BORY 1833: 67
Algiroides [sic] moreoticus — WERNER 1895: 104
Algyroides moreoticus — BISCHOFF & BISCHOFF 1980
Algyroides moreoticus — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Algyroides moreoticus — BISCHOFF 2007 
DistributionGreece (Peloponnese, southern Ionian Islands Kefallinâa, Ithaki, Z∏kinthos)

Type locality: “Koubeh”, Peloponnese Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesType: BMNH 1946.9.3.12 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentType species: Algyroides moreoticus is the type species of the genus Algyroides BIBRON & BORY DE SAINT-VINCENT 1833. 
  • 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
  • Bedriaga, J.v. 1894. Bemerkungen zu F. Werner “Über Algiroides moreaticus Bibr.-Bory aus Kephallenia.”. Zool. Anz. 17: 455-457 - get paper here
  • Bibron & BORY 1833. Vertébrés a sang froid. Reptiles et poissons. Reptiles. In: Geoffroy & Geoffroy, Expédition Scientifique de Morée, Tome III. 1re partie, Zoologie: pp. 57- - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1981. Algyroides moreoticus - Ionische Kieleidechse. Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Wiesbaden, pp. 410-417
  • Bischoff, W. 2007. Auf der Suche nach Gebirgseidechsen in drei Erdteilen. Draco 7 (27): 54-73 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. & Bischoff, U. 1980. Einige Bemerkungen zur Herpetofauna des Peloponnes. Herpetofauna 2 (4): 17-22 - get paper here
  • BOSCH, H.A.J. IN DEN 1990. Bemerkenswertes Alter einer Ionischen Kieleidechse Algyroides moreoticus. Die Eidechse 1 (1): 16-17 - get paper here
  • BOSCH, IN DEN, H. A. J.: 2000. Bemerkenswertes Sexualabwehrverhalten eines Weibchens von Alygroides moreoticus BIBRON & BORY, 1833. Die Eidechse 11 (1): 1-4 - get paper here
  • Clark, R. J. and Clark, E. D. 1970. Notes on four lizard species from the Peloponnese, Greece: Algyroides moreoticus Bibron and Bory, Anguis fragilis peloponnesiacus Stepanek, Ophiomorus punctatissimus (Bibron and Bory) and Ophisaurus apodus (Pallas). British Journal of Herpetology 4: 135-137.
  • Engelmann,W.E. et al. 1993. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.
  • 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
  • Rovatsos, Michail; Jasna Vukić, Marie Altmanová, Martina Johnson Pokorná, Jiří Moravec and Lukáš Kratochvíl 2016. Conservation of sex chromosomes in lacertid lizards. Molecular Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/mec.13635
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Trapp, B. 2007. Reptilien und Amphibien des griechischen Festlandes. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 300 pp. - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1894. Die Reptilien- und Batrachierfauna der jonischen Inseln. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 44: 225-237
  • Werner, F. 1894. Über Algiroides moreaticus Bibr.-Bory aus Kephallenia. Zool. Anz. 17: 256-259 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1895. 2. Erwiderung. Zool. Anz. 18: 104-105 - get paper here
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