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Gallotia atlantica (PETERS & DORIA, 1882)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae (Gallotiinae), Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesGallotia atlantica atlantica (PETERS & DORIA 1882)
Gallotia atlantica mahoratae BISCHOFF 1985 
Common NamesAtlantic Lizard 
SynonymLacerta atlantica PETERS & DORIA 1882
Gallotia atlantica — BOULENGER 1916 [?]
Gallotia atlantica — ARNOLD 1973
Gallotia atlantica — BISCHOFF 1985
Gallotia atlantica ibagnezi CASTROVIEJO, MATEO & COLLADO, 1985
Gallotia atlantica laurae CASTROVIEJO, MATEO & COLLADO, 1985
Gallotia atlantica — HERNÁNDEZ et al. 2000
Gallotia atlantica atlantica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Gallotia atlantica mahoratae BISCHOFF 1985: 504
Gallotia atlantica delibesi CASTROVIEJO, MATEO & COLLADO, 1985
Gallotia atlantica mahoratae — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionCanary Islands, Lanzarote, and islands La Graciosa, Montaöa Clara and Roque del Este, E Gran Canaria (surroundings of Arinaga; introduced), (Alegranza), Canary Islands, Fuerteventura and Lobos

Type locality: “Arrecife nell’Isola di Lanzerote... Sta. Crux nell’isola di Teneriffa” [Canary Islands].

mahoratae: Fuerteventura, Lobos; introduced to Gran Canaria  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB, MSNG
Holotype: ZFMK 35034, Pajara, Fuerteventura, 23.05.1981, Coll. W. BISCHOFF, R. HUTIERER [mahoratae] 
CommentGallotia atlantica delibesi and laurae are included in atlantica fide SINDACO & JEREMCENKO 2008. 
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  • Bannert, B. 1998. Zur Fortpflanzungsbiologie der Halsbandeidechsen von Madeira und den Kanarischen Inseln in Gefangenschaft. Salamandra 34 (4): 289-200 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Bischoff, W. 1982. Die innerartlichen Gliederung von Gallotia galloti (Duméril & Bibron 1839) (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae) auf Teneriffa, Kanarischen Inseln. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 33: 363-382 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1984. Bemerkungen über die endemische Echsenfauna der Kanarischen Inseln. Sauria 6 (2): 5-11 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1985. Die Herpetofauna der Kanarischen Inseln. IV. Die Atlantische Eidechse, Gallotia atlantica (PETES & DORIA 1882). Herpetofauna 7 (37): 15-24 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1985. Die Herpetofauna der Kanarischen Inseln. Herpetofauna 7 (34): 11-22 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1985. Bemerkungen zur innerartlichen Variabilität von Gallotia atlantica (Peters & Doria, 1882) (Lacertidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 36: 489-506 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1985. Vorläufige Beschreibung der Eidechse der Kanareninsel Fuerteventura als Gallotia atlantica mahoratae ssp. nov. Salamandra 21 (1): 46-54 - get paper here
  • Bloor, P.; Kemp, S.J. & Brown, R.P. 2008. Recent volcanism and mitochondrial DNA structuring in the lizard Gallotia atlantica from the island of Lanzarote . Molecular Ecology 17: 854–866 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1916. On the lizards allied to Lacerta muralis with an account of Lacerta agilis and L. parva. Transact. Zool. Soc. London 21: 1-104
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  • González, P., F. PINTO, M. NOGALES, J. JIMÉNEZ-ASENSIO, M. HERNÁNDEZ AND V. CABRERA 1996. Phylogenetic relationships of the Canary Islands endemic lizard genus Gallotia (Sauria: Lacertidae), inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 5: 63-71 - get paper here
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  • López-Jurado, Luís F.;Mateo, José A.;Geniez, Philippe 1995. Los fenotipos y subspecies de Gallotia atlantica. Boletin de la Asociacion Herpetologica Española (6): 2-6 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig and G. Doria 1882. Note erpetologiche e descrizione di una nuova specie di Lacerta delle Isole Canarie. Annali del Museo Civico de Storia Naturale di Genova. (ser. 1) 18: 431-434 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Steindachner,F. 1891. Ueber die Reptilien und Batrachier der westlichen und oestlichen Gruppe der Kanarischen Inseln. Ann. K.K. Hofmuseums Wien 6: 287-306 - get paper here
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  • Valido, Alfredo & Manuel Nogales 2003. Digestive ecology of two omnivorous Canarian lizard species (Gallotia, Lacertidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 24 (3): 331-344 - get paper here
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