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Atlantolacerta andreanskyi (WERNER, 1929)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesAndreansky's Lizard 
SynonymLacerta andreanskyi WERNER 1929: 4
Lacerta Andreanszkyi — WERNER 1931: 284
Lacerta andreanskyi — MALKMUS 1981
Teira andreanskyi — MAYER & BISCHOFF 1996
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 
DistributionMorocco (western and central part of the High Atlas), elevation 2400-2800 m (WERNER 1931)

Type locality: “Tachdirt, Grand Atlas, 2500 m” elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-27391 
CommentType 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). 
EtymologyNamed after Gábor Andreánszky [sic], a Viennese zoologist and paleobotanist who accompanied Franz Werner to Morocco. 
  • 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
  • Barata, Mafalda; Ana Perera & D. James Harris 2015. Cryptic variation in the Moroccan high altitude lizard Atlantolacerta andreanskyi (Squamata: Lacertidae). African Journal of Herpetology 64 (1): 1-17 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 2005. Die echten Eidechsen der Familie Lacertidae - eine Übersicht. Draco 5 (21): 4-27 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 2007. Auf der Suche nach Gebirgseidechsen in drei Erdteilen. Draco 7 (27): 54-73 - get paper here
  • Malkmus, R. 1981. Zur vertikalen Verbreitung einiger marokkanischer Amphibien und Reptilien (Oukaïmeden - Hoher Atlas). Salamandra 17 (1-2): 206-207 - get paper here
  • Mayer, W., and Bischoff, W. 1996. Beiträge zur taxonomischen Revision der Gattung Lacerta (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Teil 1: Zootoca, Omanosaura, Timon und Teira als eigenständige Gattungen. Salamandra 32 (3): 163-170 - get paper here
  • Pavlicev, Mihaela & Werner Mayer 2009. Fast radiation of the subfamily Lacertinae (Reptilia: Lacertidae): History or methodical artefact? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52 (3): 727-734 - get paper here
  • Pérez I de Lanuza G, Font E 2016. The evolution of colour pattern complexity: selection for conspicuousness favours contrasting within-body colour combinations in lizards. J Evol Biol. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12835 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Schlüter, U. 2003. Lacertiden aus dem Reraïa-Hochtal und Toubkal-Nationalpark im Hohen Atlas von Marokko. Die Eidechse 14 (3): 94-104 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1929. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Westalgerien und Marokko. Sitzungsb. Akad. Wiss. Wien, math.-naturw. kl., Abt. 1, 138; 1-34 - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1931. Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Marokko. III. Unternommen 1930 mit Unterstützung der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien von Franz Werner und Richard Ebner. III. Amphibien und Reptilien. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien Mathem.-Naturw., Sect. 1, 140: 272-318 - get paper here
  • Zawadzki, Mike 2013. Die Überwinterung von Echsen. Draco 14 (55): 42-49 - get paper here
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