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Iberolacerta aranica (ARRIBAS, 1993)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Aran Rock Lizard 
SynonymLacerta bonnali aranica ARRIBAS 1993: 135
Iberolacerta (Pyrenesaura) aranica — ARRIBAS 1997
Iberolacerta aranica — CROCHET et al. 2004
Lacerta (Iberolacerta) aranica — CARRANZA et al. 2004
Iberolacerta aranica — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Iberolacerta) aranica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Iberolacerta aranica — SPEYBROECK et al. 2020 
DistributionSpain (Central Pyrenees, from the Aràn Hills up to Mont Vallier Massiv), France

Type locality: Coll de Barradós, Viella, Vall d'Aràn. Lleida, Spain, 2300 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: private collection, OA 92081007 (Oscar Arribas), male. 10-8-1992. O. ARRIBAS leg. Paratypes: OA, NMW. Types will be deposited in MNCN, O. Arribas, pers. comm., 31 Dec 2020. 
CommentThe names proposed by ARRIBAS 1997 have not been adopted yet because they have been published in a thesis. 
Etymology"aranica" refers to an inhabitant of Aràn, an Occitane valley that constitutes the only Spanish territory in the northern slopes of the Pyrenees. 
  • Arnold, E.N.; Arribas, O. & Carranza, S. 2007. Systematics of the Palaearctic and Oriental lizard tribe Lacertini (Squamata: Lacertidae: Lacertinae), with descriptions of eight new genera. Zootaxa 1430: 1-86 - get paper here
  • Arribas Amo, Oscar J. 1993. Estatus específico para Lacerta (Archaeolacerta) monticola bonnali Lantz, 1927 (Reptilia, Lacertidae). Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. (Sec. Biol.) 90 (1-4): 101-112
  • Arribas O and Galán P. 2005. Reproductive characteristics of the Pyrenean high-mountain lizards : Iberolacerta aranica (Arribas, 1993), I. aurelioi (Arribas, 1994) and I. bonnali (Lantz, 1927). Animal Biology 55 (2) : 163-190
  • Arribas O. 2010. Activity, microhabitat selection and thermal behaviour of the Pyrenean Rock Lizards Iberolacerta aranica (Arribas, 1993), I. aurelioi (Arribas, 1994) and I. bonnali (Lantz, 1927). Herpetozoa 23 (1/2): 3-23 - get paper here
  • Arribas, O. J. 1997. Morfologia, filogenia y bibliografia de las lagartijas de alta montana de los Pirineos [Microforma]. Tesis doctoral - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Publicaciones de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), 353 pp. ISBN 84-490-0830-1
  • Arribas, O. J. 1999. Phylogeny and relationships of the mountain lizards of Europe and Near East (Archaeolacerta MERTENS, 1921, sensu lato) and their relationships among the eurasian lacertid radiation. Russ. J. Herpetol. 6 (1): 1-22 - get paper here
  • ARRIBAS, O. J. 2001. Taxonomic revision of the Iberian 'Archaeolacertae' IV. Diagnosis, morphology and geographic variation of Iberolacerta aranica (Arribas, 1993) (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). Herpetozoa 14 (1/2): 31-54 - get paper here
  • Arribas, O.J. 1993. Intraspecific variability of Lacerta (Archaeolacerta) bonnali LANTZ, 1927 (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). Herpetozoa 6 (3/4): 129-140 - get paper here
  • Carranza, S.; E. N. Arnold & F. Amat 2004. DNA phylogeny of Lacerta (Iberolacerta) and other lacertine lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae): did competition cause long-term mountain restriction? Systematics and Biodiversity 2 (1): 57-77 - get paper here
  • Crochet, P.-A.; O. Chaline, Y. Surget-Groba, C. Debain and M. Cheylan 2004. Speciation in mountains: phylogeography and phylogeny of the rock lizards genus Iberolacerta (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30 (3): 860-866 - get paper here
  • Engelmann, W.E. et al. 1993. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Kwet, A. 2010. Reptilien und Amphibien Europas. Kosmos-Verlag, Stuttgart, 252 pp.
  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Reptilien der griechischen Ägäisinseln. Draco 15 (60): 58-65 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Liste der Reptilien Europas. Draco 15 (60): 72-79 - get paper here
  • Mayer, Werner; Arribas, Oscar J. 1996. Allozyme differentiation and relationship among the Iberian-Pyrenean Mountain Lizards (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). Herpetozoa 9 (1/2): 57¡61 - get paper here
  • Montori, Albert; Gustavo A. Llorente, Miguel Ángel Alonso-Zarazaga, Óscar Arribas, Enrique Ayllón, Jaime Bosch, Salvador Carranza, Miguel Ángel Carretero, Pedro Galán, Mario García-París, David James Harris, Javier Lluch, Rafael Márquez, José Antonio 2005. Lista patrón actualizada de la herpetofauna española. Asociación Herpetológica Española, 45 pp.
  • Pottier G., Paumier J.-M., Tessier M., Barascud Y., Talhoët S., Liozon R., D’Andurain P., Vacher J.-P., Barthe L., Heaulmé V., Esslinger M., Arthur C.-P., Calvet A., Maurel C. & Redon H. 2008. Atlas de répartition des reptiles et amphibiens de Midi-Pyrénées. Les atlas naturalistes de Midi-Pyrénées. Nature Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, 126 pp.
  • Pottier, G., C. Delmas, A. Duquesne, J. Garric, J.-M. Paumier, G. Sfreddo, M. Tessier and J. Vergne 2010. Distribution of lizards of the genus Iberolacerta Arribas, 1999 in France. 1/3: The Aran's Rock lizard Iberolacerta aranica (Arribas, 1993). Bull. Soc. Herp. France 133:35-56. - get paper here
  • POTTIER, Gilles & Julien GARRIC 2006. Observations of Aran Rock Lizard Iberolacerta (Pyrenesaura) aranica (Arribas, 1993) (Reptilia, Saura, Lacertidae) in Mont Valier Massif (Ariège, France), new eastern limit of the species. Bull. Soc. Herp. France 117: 57-64 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Speybroeck, Jeroen; Wouter Beukema, Christophe Dufresnes, Uwe Fritz, Daniel Jablonski, Petros Lymberakis, Iñigo Martínez-Solano, Edoardo Razzetti, Melita Vamberger, Miguel Vences, Judit Vörös0, Pierre-André Crochet 2020. Species list of the European herpetofauna – 2020 update by the Taxonomic Committee of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica.. Amphibia-Reptilia 41: 139-189 - get paper here
  • Wirth, Michael 2010. Der Mittelmeerraum – Landschaften und Herpetofauna in Südeuropa. Draco 11 (42): 4-23
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