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Gallotia intermedia BARRBADILLO, LACOBA, PÉREZ-MELLADO, SANCHO & LÓPEZ-JURADO, 1999

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Higher TaxaLacertidae (Gallotiinae), Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Canarian Spotted Lizard
Spanish: Lagarto canario moteado 
SynonymGallotia intermedia BARRBADILLO et al. 1999
Gallotia intermedia HERNÁNDEZ, NOGALES & MARTÍN 2000
Gallotia intermedia — BÖHME 2010 
DistributionCanary Islands (Tenerife, Teno)

Type locality: “Risco de La Jaqueta in the Acantilado de Los Gigantes, elevation 25 m, (westernmost part of Tenerife) (28° 15' N, 16° 50' W)”.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: DZUL (given as Fundacion Neotropico, Tenerife, Spain (still alive fide Jaime A. de Urioste, pers. comm., 17 June 2017), DZUL (Departamento de ZoologÌa, Universidad de La Laguna); Paratypes in ZFMK (still to be received), DZUL, TFMC 
CommentBarrbadillo et al. (1999) mentioned this species with a description in a field guide before it was “officially” described by Hernández et al. (2000). The Code (Art 16.1) obligates to indicate new species with "sp. nov." or similar, but only for names published after 1999. However, the Barrbadillo guide is from 1999 (without any indication this being a new species) and hence in a “legal” grey zone (Oscar Arribas, pers. comm., 26 Jul 2016). 
References
  • ALBALADEJO, G., A. MARTÍN, J. SÄMANN & B. PFAU 2015. Gallotia intermedia BARBADILLO, LACOMBA, PÉREZ-MELLADO, SANCHO & LÓPEZ -JURADO, 1999 - Die Rieseneidechse von Teneriffa Die Eidechse 26 (2): 34-49. - get paper here
  • Barrbadillo , L.J., J.I. Lacomba, V. Pêrez-Mellado, V. Sancho & L.F. López-Jurado 1999. Anfibios y Reptiles de la Peninsula Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias. Barcelona (Editorial Planeta), 419 pp.
  • Bischoff, W. & Bannert, B. 2002. Gemeinsame Antrengungen für die Rieseneidechsen der Kanarischen Inseln. Elaphe 10 (2): 64-67
  • 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
  • Hernández, E., N. Nogales & A. Martín 2000. Discovery of a new lizard in the Canary Islands, with a multivariant analysis of Gallotia (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Herpetologica 56 (1): 63-76 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez, Miguel Angel 2002. Das Neueste über die kanarischen Rieseneidechsen. Die Eidechse 13 (1)
  • SACHA, M. 2017. Die Gattung Gallotia auf Teneriffa Sauria 39 (4): 25-34 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Troidl, S. & Troidl, A. 2014. Herpetologische Fotoreisen nach Teneriffa mit besonderer Betrachtung von Gallotia intermedia L@CERTIDAE (Eidechsen Online) [7]: 101-131
 
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