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Apathya cappadocica (WERNER, 1902)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesApathya cappadocica cappadocica (WERNER 1902)
Apathya cappadocica muhtari (EISELT 1979)
Apathya cappadocica schmidtlerorum (EISELT 1979)
Apathya cappadocica urmiana (LANTZ & SUCHOW 1934)
Apathya cappadocica wolteri (BIRD 1936) 
Common NamesAnatolian Lizard 
SynonymLacerta cappadocica WERNER 1902: 1086
Latastia cappadocica — WERNER 1908: 79
Apathya cappadocica — MEHELY 1909: 431
Apathya cappadocica — LANTZ & SUCHOW 1934
Archaeolacerta (Apathya) cappadocica — SINDACO et al. 2000
Lacerta cappadocica — BISCHOFF 2002
Apathya cappadocica — MAYER & ARRIBAS 2003
Lacerta cappadocica cappadocica— BISCHOFF 2007
Apathya cappadocica — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Apathya) cappadocica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Apathya cappadocica — ŠMÍD et al. 2014

Apathya cappadocica muhtari (EISELT 1979)
Lacerta (Apathya) cappadocica muhtari — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Apathya cappadocica schmidtlerorum (EISELT 1979)
Lacerta (Apathya) cappadocica schmidtlerorum — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Apathya cappadocica urmiana (LANTZ & SUCHOW 1934)
Lacerta cappadocica urmiana
Apathya cappadocica urmiana — SCHMIDT 1939
Lacerta (Apathya) cappadocica urmiana — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Apathya cappadocica wolteri (BIRD 1936)
Apathya cappadocica wolteri BIRD 1936: 266
Lacerta (Apathya) cappadocica wolteri — BISCHOFF 2005
Lacerta (Apathya) cappadocica wolteri — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionTurkey (Cilician Taurus, east of the Euphrat River, region around Diyarbakir and Viran_ehir, east Siirt--izre, Amanus Mts. and surroundings), NE Iraq, NW Iran, W Syria

muhtari: Turkey (SE Anatolia), N Iraq, NW Iran; Type locality: Tatvan, (Turkey) about 1800 m elevation

schmidtlerorum: between Euphrates and the Lake Van, Type locality: “Vil. Diyarbakir: 10 km S Diyarbakir, Abzweigung Ovabag, Felsental” [Turkey]

urmiana: Turkey (SE Anatolia), N Iraq, NW Iran.

wolteri: S Turkey, NW Syria; Type locality: “3000 ft. [elevation], ten miles west of Gaziantep; on limestone rocks in thick scrub country”.

Type locality: Cilic Taurus, (Turkey) 2000 m (elevation). 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.
TypesSyntype: ZMH R04403 (formerly no. 2647)
Holotype: NMW; Paratypes in ZFMK, SZE, NMW, ZSM, ZMH, BMNH, FMNH and CAS [muhtari]
Holotype: ZSM 252/1977, male, collected by J. J. & J. F. Schmidtler, 25.04. 1977, parapes: ZSM, NMW, ZFMK [schmidtlerorum] 
CommentFor comments on the types of this species see BAUER & GÜNTHER 1995.

Type Species: Lacerta cappadocica Werner, 1902 is the type species of the genus Apathya MÉHELY 1907.

Apathya is a highly variable genus, which parallels its high morphological variation.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
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  • Bahmani Z, Karamiani R, Rastegar-Pouyani N, Gharzi A. 2014. First record of Apathya cappadocica muhtari (Eiselt, 1979) (Sauria: Lacertidae) in Iran with its natural history and distribution. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 9 (1): 26-29
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Günther, Rainer 1995. An annotated type catalogue of the lacertids (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in the Zoological Museum, Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 71 (1): 37-62
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  • Bischoff, W. 2007. Auf der Suche nach Gebirgseidechsen in drei Erdteilen. Draco 7 (27): 54-73 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. & Schmidtler, J.F. 1996. Herpetologische Reiseeindrücke von Syrien und Libanon. Elaphe 4 (2): 68
  • Bischoff, Wolfgang 2002. Bemerkungen zu Lacerta c. cappadocica Werner, 1902 und Darevskia valentini lantzicyreni (Darevsky & Eiselt, 1967) am Erciyes Dagl. Die Eidechse 13 (2): 61-63 - get paper here
  • Eiselt, J. 1979. Ergebnisse zoologischer Sammelreisen in der Türkei Lacerta cappadocica Werner 1902 (Lacertidae, Reptilia). Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 82: 387-422 - get paper here
  • Fathnia, B.; N. Rastegar Pouyani; M. Sampour; A.M. Bahrami; G. Jaafari 2009. The lizard fauna of Ilam province, Southwestern Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 5 (2) - get paper here
  • Ilgaz, Çetin; Hüseyin Arıkan, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Aziz Avcı 2010. Electrophoretic comparison of blood-serum proteins of Apathya cappadocica (Sauria, Lacertidae) subspecies from Anatolia. Acta Herpetologica 5 (2): 207-216 - get paper here
  • Kapli, Paschalia; Dimitra Botoni, Çetin Ilgaz, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Aziz Avcı, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Behzad Fathinia, Petros Lymberakis, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Nikos Poulakakis 2013. Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the Anatolian lizard Apathya (Squamata, Lacertidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66 (3): 992-1001 [corrigendum in 69 (1): 308–309] - get paper here
  • KUMLUTAS, Yusuf & Olgun, Kurtulus 1999. Ihlara Vadisi (Aksaray) Lacerta cappadocicaWerner, 1902 (Sauria: Lacertidae) Örnekleri Hakkinda. Turkish Journal of Zoology 23 (Ek Sayi 2): 497-502 - get paper here
  • Lantz, L. A. and Suchow, G. F. [also as Suchov] 1934. Apathya cappadocica urmiana susp. nov., eine neue Eidechsenform aus dem persischen Kurdistan. Zool. Anz. 106: 294.
  • Leviton,A.E.; Anderson,S.C.; Adler, K.; Minton,S.A. 1992. Handbook to Middle East Amphibians and Reptiles. SSAR, Oxford, Ohio (Contr. to Herpetol. No. 8), 1-252
  • Mayer, W., Arribas, O.J. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships of the European lacertid genera Archaeolacerta and Iberolacerta and their relationships to some other ‘Archaeolacertae’ (sensu lato) from Near East, derived from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 41: 157-161.
  • 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
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
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  • Schmidtler, J. F. & W. BISCHOFF 1999. Revision des levantinischen Lacerta laevis/kulzeri-Komplexes: 1. Die Felseneidechse Lacerta cyanisparsa sp.n. Salamandra 35 (3): 129-146 - get paper here
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  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
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