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Gallotia caesaris (LEHRS, 1914)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae (Gallotiinae), Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesGallotia caesaris caesaris (LEHRS 1914)
Gallotia caesaris gomerae (BOETTGER & MÜLLER 1914) 
Common Names 
SynonymGallotia caesaris caesaris (LEHRS 1914)
Lacerta caesaris LEHRS 1914: 681
Lacerta galloti caesaris — BOETTGER & MÜLLER 1914
Lacerta caesaris — BOULENGER 1920
Lacerta galloti caesaris — MERTENS 1934
Gallotia galloti caesaris — BISCHOFF 1985
Gallotia galloti caesaris — GONZALEZ et al. 1996
Gallotia galloti caesaris — BISCHOFF 1998
Gallotia caesaris — BANNERT 1998
Gallotia caesaris caesaris — SCHÄBERLE & SCHÄBERLE 2019

Gallotia caesaris gomerae (BOETTGER & MÜLLER 1914)
Lacerta galloti gomerae BOETTGER & MÜLLER 1914
Lacerta caesaris gomerae — BOULENGER 1920
Lacerta galloti gomerae — MERTENS 1934
Gallotia galloti gomerae — BISCHOFF 1984
Gallotia galloti gomerae — BISCHOFF 1985
Gallotia galloti gomerae — GONZALEZ et al. 1996
Gallotia caesaris gomerae — BISCHOFF 1998 
DistributionSpain (Canary Islands, El Hierro, La Gomera); introduced to Madeira

caesaris: El Hierro; Type locality: El Hierro

gomerae: Gomera; Type locality: La Gomera  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: private collection of P. LEHRS, Spain, Canary Islands, Hierro.
Holotype: SMF 13453, male [gomerae] 
Diagnosis 
CommentA footnote in the description refers to a “preliminary description” in no. 134 (p. 41) of the PZS, which we couldn’t locate, hence we consider the formally published paper on p. 681 as original description.

Distribution not adjusted for splitting galloti and caesaris. Not on Tenerife and La Palma (A. Vilado, pers. comm.) 
Etymology 
References
  • Bannert, B. 1998. Zur Fortpflanzungsbiologie der Halsbandeidechsen von Madeira und den Kanarischen Inseln in Gefangenschaft. Salamandra 34 (4): 289-200 - 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. VI. Die Kanareneidechse Gallotia golloti (OUDART 1839). Herpetofauna 7 (39): 11-24 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1998. Gallotia caesaris (LEHRS, 1914).In: Handbuch der Reptilien und Amphibien Europas. - Bd. 6: Die Reptilien der Kanarischen Inseln, der Selvagens-Inseln und des Madeira Archipels. Aula Verlag, Wiesbaden, 448 pp.
  • Bischoff,W. & Bannert, B. 2001. Zu Besuch bei den Gomera-Rieseneidechsen. Elaphe 9 (3): 1-4, 79-81
  • Boettger, O. & Müller, L. 1914. Preliminary notes on the loal races of some Canarian lizards. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (8) 14: 67-78 - get paper here
  • Borja, M. Molina; M. A. Rodríguez-Domínguez, C. González-Ortega, and M. L. Bohórquez-Alonso 2010. Sexual Size and Shape Dimorphism Variation in Caesar's Lizard (Gallotia caesaris, Lacertidae) from Different Habitats. Journal of Herpetology 44 (1): 1–12 - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1920. Monograph of the Lacertidae, vol. 1. British Museum (London) - get paper here
  • Cox, Siobhan C.; Salvador Carranza, Richard P. Brown 2010. Divergence times and colonization of the Canary Islands by Gallotia lizards. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (2): 747-757 [corrigendum in 56: 1136] - get paper here
  • Evenhuis, T. 2006. La Gomera: Herpetologische waarnemingen, November 2005. Lacerta 64 (2): 64-75 - get paper here
  • Hernández, Mariano, Nicole Maca-Meyer, J. Carlos Rando, Alfredo Valido and Manuel Nogales 2001. Addition of a New Living Giant Lizard from La Gomera Island to the Phylogeny of the Endemic Genus Gallotia (Canarian Archipelago). The Herpetological Journal 11 (4):171-173
  • Lehrs, P. 1914. Description of a new lizard from the Canary Island. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1914: 681-684 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1934. Die Inseln-Reptilien, ihre Ausbreitung Variation und Artbildung. Zoologica (Stuttgart) 32: 1-209.
  • Sämann, Jürgen; Peter Schuster & Beate Pfau 2008. Zum Stand der Dinge auf La Gomera und El Hierro Anfang 2008. Die Eidechse 19 (2): 33-43
  • Schäberle, C. & Schäberle, A. 2019. Kanareneidechsen. Elaphe 2019 (3): 14-21
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
 
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