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Anguis veronensis POLLINI, 1818

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Anguinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Italian Slow Worm
G: Italienische Blindschleiche 
SynonymAnguis veronensis POLLINI 1818
Anguis cinereus RISSO 1826
Anguis bicolor RISSO 1826
Anguis cinerea — GVOŽDIK et al. 2013
Anguis veronensis — GVOŽDIK et al. 2013 
DistributionItaly, SE France

Type locality: ‘‘Nizza’’ [=Nice], France, restricted by Mertens and Wermuth, 1960; 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.
 
Reproductionviviparous. 
Types 
CommentTaxonomy: GVOŽDÍK et al. 2013 resurrected A. cinerea in a paper published online. After discovering that there is an older available name, they corrected the online paper to A. veronensis. However, while these clades are clearly different genetically, they are not diagnosable morphologically. Gvoždík et al. (2013) suggested to distinguish 5 genetic species of Anguis: graeca, colchica, fragilis, cinerea, and cephallonica. A detailed morphological analysis of the entire genus is under preparation (Benkovsky ́ et al., in preparation).

Distribution: see map in Gvoždík et al. (2013) and Jablonski et al. 2016: 3 (Fig. 1). 
Etymologyfrom Latin “cinereus” = “ash-grey”. Note, that the color is not typical for this form as other species such as A. fragilis can be colored very similarly. 
References
  • Guarino, Fabio M., Marcello Mezzasalma and Gaetano Odierna. 2016. Usefulness of postpygal caudal vertebrae and osteoderms for skeletochronology in the limbless lizard Anguis veronensis POLLINI, 1818 (Squamata: Sauria: Anguidae). Herpetozoa 29 (1/2): 69-75 - get paper here
  • Gvoždík, Václav; Norbert Benkovský, Angelica Crottini, Adriana Bellati, Jirí Moravec, Antonio Romano, Roberto Sacchi, David Jandzik 2013. An ancient lineage of slow worms, genus Anguis (Squamata: Anguidae), survived in the Italian Peninsula. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (3): 1077–1092; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.05.004
  • Jablonski, Daniel; David Jandzik; Peter Mikulíček, Georg Džukić, Katarina Ljubisavljević, Nikolay Tzankov, Dušan Jelić, Evanthia Thanou, Jiří Moravec and Václav Gvoždík 2016. Contrasting evolutionary histories of the legless lizards slow worms (Anguis) shaped by the topography of the Balkan Peninsula. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16:99; DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0669-1 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2014. Die Italienische Blindschleiche ist eine eigene Art. Terraria Elaphe 2014 (1): 51 (2013) - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Liste der Reptilien Europas. Draco 15 (60): 72-79 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Reptilien in Europa – eine aktuelle Übersicht. Draco 15 (60): 6-25 - get paper here
  • Pollini, C. 1818. Lettera del sig. dott. Ciro Pollini al Direttore della Biblioteca Italiana intorno ad alcune malattie degli ulivi e ad alcuni serpenti del Veronese, per servire di appendice alla sua Memoria su lo stesso argomento inserita nel T. VIII, p. 63 di quest Bibl. Ital. giorn. lett., sci. art. 9: 236–240. - get paper here
  • Risso, A. 1826. Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l’Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes Maritimes. Vol. 3. F.-G. Levrault, Paris - get paper here
 
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