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Anatololacerta anatolica (WERNER, 1900)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLacerta anatolica WERNER 1900
Lacerta oertzeni WERNER 1904
Lacerta anatolica — MEHELY 1909: 442
Lacerta danfordi anatolica — LANGERWERF 1981
Lacerta anatolica aegaea EISELT & SCHMIDTLER 1987: 312
Lacerta danfordi anatolica — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Lacerta danfordi oertzeni — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Lacerta anatolica aegaea — IOANNIDES et al. 1994
Anatololacerta oertzeni — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Anatololacerta anatolica — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Anatololacerta anatolica aegaea — FRANZEN & GLAW 2007
Lacerta oertzeni — VALAKOS et al. 2008
Lacerta anatolica — VALAKOS et al. 2008
Anatololacerta anatolica — BELLATI et al. 2014
Anatololacerta anatolica aegaea — TRAPP 2016 
DistributionTurkey (W Anatolia, north of Büyük Menderes River), Greece (Samos Island, Ikaria)

Type locality: prope Köktsche Kissik, Asia minor centralis.

oertzeni: Type locality: “Marathokambos aus Sambos” (Greece); “Rhodus, Nikaria etc.” (fide WERNER 1904)  
TypesTypes: ZMH, possibly lost, originally in private (?) collection Werner
Holotype: ZSM 50/1983, male [aegaea] 
CommentSynonymy: after BELLATI et al. 2014.

Subspecies: Previous subspecies budaki and pelasgiana have been elevated to full species status. 
  • Allain, Steven J.R. and Talita C.B. Bateman 2018. Ixodid ticks on Oertzen’s Rock Lizard (Anatololacerta oertzeni) on Ikaria, Greece, with notes on the island’s reptiles IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 25 (3): 176–179 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Bellati, Adriana; Salvador Carranza, Joan Garcia-Porta, Mauro Fasola, Roberto Sindaco 2014. Cryptic diversity within the Anatololacerta species complex (Squamata: Lacertidae) in the Anatolian Peninsula: Evidence from a multi-locus approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 82: 219-233, DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.003 - get paper here
  • Bird, C. G. 1936. The distribution of reptiles and amphibians in Asiatic Turkey with notes on a collection from the Vilayets of Adana, Gaziantep and Malatya. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (10) 18: 257-281.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1910. Remarks on Prof. L. von Mehely's recent Contribution to the Knowledge of the Lizards allied to Lacerta muralis. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 5: 247-256 - get paper here
  • Engelmann, W.E. et al. 1993. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.
  • Ioannides, Y., Dimaki, M. & Dimitropoulos, A. 1994. The herpetofauna of Samos (Eastern Aegean, Greece). Ann. Musei Goulandris 9: 445-456
  • Kasapidis, Panagiotis;Provatidou, Sofia;Maragou, Panagiota;Valakos, Efstratios D. 1996. Neue Daten über die Herpetofauna von Lesbos (ägäische Inseln, Griechenland) und einige biogeographische Bemerkungen über die Inseln des nordöstlichen ägäischen Archipels. Salamandra 32 (3): 171-180 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Reptilien der griechischen Ägäisinseln. Draco 15 (60): 58-65 - get paper here
  • Langerwerf, B. 1981. Verzorging en kweek van Danfords berghagedis (Lacerta danfordi anatolica), in het buiten- en binnenterrarium. Lacerta 39 (9): 136-141 - get paper here
  • Méhely, Lajos von 1909. Materialien zu einer Systematik und Phylogenie der muralis-ähnlichen Lacerten. Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis Hungarici, Budapest, 7 (2): 409-621 - get paper here
  • Trapp, Benny 2016. Die Herpetofauna der griechischen Inseln. Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (4): 14-25 - get paper here
  • Valakos, E.D.; Pafilis, P.; Sotiropoulos, K.; Lymberakis, P.; Maragou, P. & Foufopoulos, J. 2008. The amphibians and reptiles of Greece. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 463 pp.
  • Werner, F. 1900. Beschreibung einer bisher noch unbekannten Eidechse aus Kleinasien Lacerta anatolica. Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien 25: 269-271 . - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1904. Zur Kenntnis der Lacerta danfordi GTHR. und der oxycephalen Eidechsen ueberhaupt. Zool. Anz. 27: 254-259 - get paper here
  • Werner, FRANZ 1902. Die Reptilien- und Amphibienfauna von Kleinasien. Sitzungsber. K. Akad. Wiss. (math.-Naturw. Klasse 1) 111: 1057-1121
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