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Dalmatolacerta oxycephala (SCHLEGEL, 1839)

IUCN Red List - Dalmatolacerta oxycephala - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Sharp-snouted Rock Lizard
G: Dalmatinishce Spitzkopfeidechse 
SynonymLacerta oxycephala SCHLEGEL in DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 235
Lacerta oxycephala — BEDRIAGA 1886: 276
Lacerta oxycephala var. tomasinii SCHREIBER 1891
Lacerta oxycephala — MEHELY 1909: 468
Lacerta oxycephala — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Archaeolacerta oxycephala — ARRIBAS 1999
Archaeolacerta oxycephala — BISCHOFF 2005
Dalmatolacerta oxycephala — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Dalmatolacerta) oxycephala — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionS Croatia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Montenegro (especially in coastal regions of the Adriatic Sea)

tomasinii: South Dalmatia, Hercegovina 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.
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2738 
CommentType Species: Lacerta oxycephala Duméril & Bibron, 1839 is the type species of the genus Dalmatolacerta ARNOLD et al. 2007.

Synonymy: Lacerta reticulata BEDRIAGA 1881 may be a synonym of L. oxycephala or related to Apathya cappadocica. See Mehely 1909: 476 for a discussion.

Synonymy: partly fide TIEDEMANN et al. 1994 
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  • 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
  • Arribas, O. J. 1999. Phylogeny and relationships of the mountain lizards of Europe and Near East (Archaeolacerta MERTENS, 1921, sensu lato) and their relationships among the eurasian lacertid radiation. Russ. J. Herpetol. 6 (1): 1-22 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1984. Lacerta oxycephala - Spitzkopfeidechse. In: Böhme,W. (ed.), Handbuch der Reptilien und Amphibien Europas, Band 2/I., Echsen II (Lacerta). Aula-Verlag Wiesbaden, pp. 301-317
  • Bischoff, W. 2005. Die echten Eidechsen der Familie Lacertidae - eine Übersicht. Draco 5 (21): 4-27 - get paper here
  • Dieckmann, Martin & Karin Dieckmann 2010. Die mythischen Inseln: Cres und Lošinj. Draco 11 (42): 40-53
  • Dieckmann, Martin D 2007. Zur Eidechsenfauna der mitteldalmatinischen Insel Brac. Die Eidechse 18 (2)
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  • Engelmann,W.E. et al. 1993. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.
  • Gorman, Geroge C.;Nevo, Eviatar 1975. Evolutionary genetics of insular adriatic lizards. Evolution 29: 52-71 - get paper here
  • Henle, K. 1985. Ökologische, zoogeographische und systematische Bemerkungen zur Herpetofauna Jugoslawiens. Salamandra 21 (4): 229-251
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  • MAYER, W. & M. PODNAR 2002. Die Lacertiden des kroatischen Küstengebietes Teil III: Mittel Dalmatien. Die Eidechse 13 (3): 85-88 - get paper here
  • MAYER, W. & M. PODNAR 2002. Die Lacertiden des kroatischen Küstengebietes Teil I: Istrien und die Kvarner Bucht. Die Eidechse 13 (1): 8-13 - 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
  • Podnar, Martina; Branka Bruvo Mađarić and Werner Mayer 2013. Non-concordant phylogeographical patterns of three widely codistributed endemic Western Balkans lacertid lizards (Reptilia, Lacertidae) shaped by specific habitat requirements and different responses to Pleistocene climatic oscillations. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12056 - get paper here
  • RICHTER, G. & K. 1991. Bemerkenswerte Beobachtungen an der Spitzkopfeidechse, Lacerta oxycephala DUM. & BIBR., von Mljet, Jugoslawien. Die Eidechse 2 (3): 2-4 - get paper here
  • Sämann, Jürgen & Jochen Zauner 2010. Über eine eingeschleppte Population der Dalmatinischen Spitzkopfeidechse, Dalmatolacerta oxycephala (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839) auf Cres (Kroatien). Die Eidechse 21 (3)
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