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Gallotia auaritae MATEO, GARCIA-MARQUEZ, LÓPEZ-JURADO & BARAHONA, 2001

IUCN Red List - Gallotia auaritae - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaLacertidae (Gallotiinae), Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGallotia simonyi auaritae MATEO, GARCIA-MARQUEZ, LÓPEZ-JURADO & BARAHONA 2001 
DistributionCanary Islands (La Palma)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: DBULPGC 50, Departamento de Biología de la Universidad de Las Palmas. 
CommentConservation: Only known from subfossil bones. Probably extinct. However, recent report indicate that it may not have been gone extinct (see URL below). 
Etymology“El genitivo auaritae hace referencia al nombre que se daban a sí mismos los antiguos pobladores de la isla de La Palma.” 
References
  • Bischoff, Wolfgang 2008. Hat die La Palma-Rieseneidechse überlebt?. Die Eidechse 19 (1): 19-21 - get paper here
  • Mateo, J.A.; Garcia-Marquez, M.; Lopez-Jurado, L.F. & Barahona, F. 2001. Descripción del lagarto gigante de La Palma (Islas Canarias) a partir de restos subfósiles. Revista Española de Herpetología 15: 53-59 - get paper here
  • MÌnguez, LuÌs Enrique; Oscar M. Afonso, Jim Pether, JosÈ Antonio Mateo 2007. Evidencias de la posible supervivencia del lagarto gigante de La Palma (Gallotia auaritae). Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española 18: 11-13
 
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