Atlantolacerta andreanskyi (WERNER, 1929)
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|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Andreansky's Lizard|
|Synonym||Lacerta andreanskyi WERNER 1929: 4|
Lacerta Andreanszkyi — WERNER 1931: 284
Lacerta andreanskyi — MALKMUS 1981
Teira andreanskyi — MAYER & BISCHOFF 1996: 169
Lacerta andreanskyi — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 403
Teira andreanskyi — SCHLÜTER 2003
Teira andreanskyi — BISCHOFF 2005
Atlantolacerta andreanskyi — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Atlantolacerta) andreanskyi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
|Distribution||Morocco (western and central part of the High Atlas), elevation 2400-2800 m (WERNER 1931)|
Type locality: “Tachdirt, Grand Atlas, 2500 m” elevation.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ R-27391|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (genus): Member of the Eremiadini distinguished from nearly all others by lacking a derived condition of the ulnar nerve, an armature and folded lobes in the hemipenis and from all except Omanosaura in possessing a clavicle loop that is sometimes interrupted behind, and A and B-type caudal vertebrae. Other features that in combination help to distinguish it from other genera of Eremiadini and of Lacertini include the following: small body size, often high numbers of presacral vertebrae (26–28 in males, 29 in females), sternal fontanelle sometimes weakly heart-shaped, edge of parietal scale reaching lateral border of parietal table both posteriorly and anteriorly, one postnasal scale, supranasal scale contacting anterior loreal above nostril; narrow light supraciliary stripes often present; no blue spots on outer ventral scales; outer sulcal lips on lobes of hemipenis large. Other more widely distributed features in Eremiadini and Lacertini include: head and body not strongly depressed and supraocular osteoderms complete in adults, seven premaxillary teeth in adults, inscriptional ribs often present, tail brightly coloured in hatchlings, hemipenial microornamentation of hook-shaped spines (from Arnold et al. 2007: 64).|
|Comment||Type Species: Lacerta andreanskyi Werner, 1929 is the type species of the genus Atlantolacerta ARNOLD et al. 2007.|
Although the species shows extreme genetic diversity supporting the existence of six independent entities, morphological variation among populations was found to be low, and no single diagnostic traits could be identified (Barata et al. 2015).
|Etymology||Named after Gábor Andreánszky [sic], a Viennese zoologist and paleobotanist who accompanied Franz Werner to Morocco.|
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