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Gallotia stehlini (SCHENKEL, 1901)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae (Gallotiinae), Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Gran Canaria Giant Lizard 
SynonymLacerta galloti var. stehlini SCHENKEL 1901: 187
Lacerta simonyi — LEHRS 1909
Lacerta stehlini — BOULENGER 1920
Lacerta simonyi stehlini — MERTENS 1928
Lacerta stehlini — KRAMER 1979
Gallotia stehlini — HERNÁNDEZ et al. 2000
Gallotia stehlini — SCHÄBERLE & SCHÄBERLE 2019 
DistributionCanary Islands, Gran Canaria, and introduced into Fuerteventura

Type locality: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (lectotype locality)  
TypesLectotype: NMBA (= NHMB) 
EtymologyNamed after Hans Georg Stehlin (1870-1941), a paleontologist based at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel. 
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  • 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. Herpetofauna 7 (34): 11-22 - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang; Bings, Werner 1977. Nachträge zur Kenntnis der kanarischen Rieseneidechsen (Lacerta simonyi-Gruppe). Salamandra 13 (2): 105-111 - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1920. Monograph of the Lacertidae, vol. 1. British Museum (London) - get paper here
  • Carretero, Miguel Angel; Vicente Roca, Juan E. Martín, Gustavo A. Llorente Cabrera, Albert Montori Faura, Xavier Santos, Judit Mateos 2006. Diet and helminth parasites in the Gran Canaria giant lizard, Gallotia stehlini. Revista Española de Herpetología 20: 105-117 - 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
  • DEEMING, D.C. 2022. Inter‐relationships among body mass, body dimensions, jaw musculature and bite force in reptiles. Journal of Zoology jzo.12981. - get paper here
  • Ebel, R., Müller, J., Ramm, T. et al. 2020. First evidence of convergent lifestyle signal in reptile skull roof microanatomy. BMC Biol 18, 185 (2020) - get paper here
  • 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
  • HELMDAG, A. 1992. Beobachtung einer ungewöhnlichen Paarung zwischen Gallotia stehlini und Lacerta lepida. Die Eidechse 3 (6): 18 - get paper here
  • HELMDAG, A. 1992. Bastarde zwischen Gallotia stehlini und Gallotia galloti. Die Eidechse 3 (5): 21 - get paper here
  • HELMDAG, A. 1993. Interessante Färbung bei Gallotia stehlini. Die Eidechse 4 (8): 26-27 - get paper here
  • HELMDAG, A. 1995. Funde subrezenter Knochen von Gallotia stehlini auf der Insel Gran Canaria. Die Eidechse 6 (16): 21 - 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
  • Kramer, Eugen 1979. Typenkatalog der Echsen im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel (BM), Stand 1978. [type catalogue] Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (1): 159-166 - get paper here
  • Lehrs, P. 1909. Studien über Abstammung und Ausbreitung in den Formenkreisen der Gattung Lacerta und ihrer Verwandten. Zool. Jb. Syst. (Jena) 28: 1-38
  • López-Jurado, L.F. 1991. Synopsis of the canarian herpetofauna. Rev. Esp. Herp., 6: 107-118 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1928. Über den Rassen- und Artenwandel auf Grund des Migrationsprinzips, dargestellt an einigen Reptilien und Amphibien. Senckenbergiana 10: 81-91
  • PIQUET, JULIEN C.; BORJA MAESTRESALAS & MARTA LÓPEZ-DARIAS. 2022. Coupling phenotypic changes to extinction and survival in an endemic prey community threatened by an invasive snake. Scientific Reports 12(1): 18249. - get paper here
  • Rivero-Suárez, Cristina; Miguel Angel Rodríguez-Domínguez & Miguel Molina-Borja 2016. Sexual dimorphism in morphological traits and scaling relationships in two populations of Gallotia stehlini (Fam. Lacertidae: Squamata) from Gran Canaria. African Journal of Herpetology 65 (1): 1-20, DOI: 10.1080/21564574.2015.1130755 - get paper here
  • Schäberle, C. & Schäberle, A. 2019. Kanareneidechsen. Elaphe 2019 (3): 14-21
  • Schenkel, E. 1901. Achter Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums. Verh. naturf. Ges. Basel, 13:142-199. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Vences, M. 2009. Lizard Radiations, in: Gillespie Clague, Encyclopedia of islands. University of California Press, pp. 558-563
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