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Higher TaxaLacertidae (Gallotiinae), Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesGallotia galloti eisentrauti BISCHOFF 1982
Gallotia galloti galloti (OUDART 1839)
Gallotia galloti insulanagae MARTIN 1985
Gallotia galloti palmae (BOETTGER & MÜLLER 1914) 
Common NamesE: Gallot's Lizard
 
SynonymLacerta galloti OUDART in WEBB & BERTHELOT 1839
Lacerta galloti — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 238
Zootoca derbiana GRAY 1845 (fide BOULENGER 1881)
Lacerta galloti — BOULENGER 1887: 41
Lacerta galloti galloti — MERTENS 1934
Gallotia galloti — ARNOLD 1973
Gallotia galloti galloti — BISCHOFF 1985
Gallotia galloti — HERNÁNDEZ et al. 2000

Gallotia galloti eisentrauti BISCHOFF, 1982
Gallotia galloti eisentrauti — BISCHOFF 1985
Gallotia galloti eisentrauti — BANNERT 1998
Gallotia galloti eisentrauti — BISCHOFF 2005
Gallotia galloti eisentrauti — ZAWADZKI 2013

Gallotia galloti insulanagae MARTIN, 1985
Gallotia galloti insulanagaei — BISCHOFF 1985
Gallotia galloti insulanagae — KOBER 2005

Gallotia galloti palmae (BOETTGER & MÜLLER, 1914)
Lacerta galloti palmae — MERTENS 1934
Gallotia galloti palmae — BISCHOFF 1985
Gallotia galloti palmae — KOBER 2005 
DistributionCanary Islands, Tenerife, Roque Fuera de Anaga, in front of the northeastern coast of Tenerife, La Palma, Madeira (introduced). Elevation up to 3718 m (Tenerife; MOLINA-BORJA & BISCHOFF 1998).

eisentrauti: Tenerife; introduced to El Hierro

insulanagae: Roque Fuera de Anaga (Tenerife)

palmae: La Palma;Type locality: “Island of Palma”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: unlocated
Holotype: ZFMK 34800, paratypes in ZFMK and MNHN [eisentrauti]
Holotype: ZLU; Paratypes in ZFMK, ZLU and MCNSC [insulanagae]
Holotype: ZSM 241/1913 (lost), collected by C. R. Boettger, 1913; Paratypes: ZSM [palmae] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (genus): see Arnold 1973: 349 
CommentTaxonomy: Gallotia galloti caesaris (LEHRS, 1914) has been elevated to full species status and Gallotia galloti gomerae (BOETTGER & MÜLLER, 1914) transferred to Gallotia caesaris.

BOULENGER 1887 gives DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 238 as authors. DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839 indeed described the species but OUDART published a figure of the species (with its name) somewhat earlier in WEBB & BERTHELOT 1839.

Distribution: Not on El Hierro, La Gomera (fide A. Valido, pers. comm.). A single report from Madeira could not be confirmed so far [Elaphe 18 (2): 82].

Type species: Lacerta galloti OUDART in WEBB & BERTHELOT 1839 is the type species of the genus Gallotia BOULENGER 1916. 
Etymology 
References
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