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Iberolacerta aurelioi (ARRIBAS, 1994)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Aurelio’s Rock Lizard
G: Aurelios-Gebirgseidechse 
SynonymLacerta aurelioi ARRIBAS 1994
Iberolacerta (Pyrenesaura) aurelioi — ARRIBAS 1997
Iberolacerta aurelioi — CROCHET et al. 2004
Lacerta (Iberolacerta) aurelioi — CARRANZA et al. 2004
Iberolacerta aurelioi — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Iberolacerta) aurelioi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionSpain (Eastern Pyrenees, province LÚrida, Pica d'Estats mountains), Andorra

Type locality: “Estany de Sotillo, Macizo de la Pica d’Estats, Lérida, España, 2400 m” elevation. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: CA 91070110 
Etymologynamed after the father of the author, Aurelio Arribas. 
  • Amat, Fèlix 2011. Dimorfisme sexual en mida, forma i coloració corporal en una població de sargantana pallaresa Iberolacerta aurelioi (Arribas, 1994) considerant la seva evolució ontogènica. Bull. Soc. Catalana d’Herp. 19 - get paper here
  • 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 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. 1994. Una nueva especie de Lagartija de los Pirineos Orientales: Lacerta (Archaeolacerta) aurelioi sp. nov. (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Bollettino (Turino) 12 (1): 327-351. - 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. 2004. Characteristics of the reproductive biology of Iberolacerta aurelioi (ARRIBAS, 1994). Herpetozoa 17: - get paper here
  • Arribas, Oscar J. 1999. Taxonomic revision of the Iberian 'Archaeolacertae" II: Diagnosis, morphology, and geographic variation of 'Lacerta' aurelioi Arribas, 1994 (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). Herpetozoa 11 (3/4): 155-180 - 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
  • 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
  • García-Roa, R., M. Iglesias-Carrasco, I. Garin-Barrio & C. Cabido 2015. Communal oviposition of Iberolacerta aurelioi (Squamata, Lacertidae) in the Spanish Pyrenees. Salamandra 51 (1): 61-62 - get paper here
  • Kwet, A. 2010. Reptilien und Amphibien Europas. Kosmos-Verlag, Stuttgart, 252 pp.
  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Liste der Reptilien Europas. Draco 15 (60): 72-79 - get paper here
  • Martínez-Silvestre, Albert, Oscar Arribas 2014. Blood differential count and effect of haemoparasites in wild populations of Pyrenean lizard Iberolacerta aurelioi (Arribas, 1994). Basic and Applied Herpetology 28: 79-86 - 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.
  • Odierna, Gaetano; Aprea, Gennaro; Arribas, Oscar J.; Capriglione, Teresa; Caputo, Vincenzo; Olmo, Ettore 1996. The karyology of the Iberian rock lizards. Herpetologica 52 (4): 542-550 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2011. Die Lacertiden Andorras. Die Eidechse 22 (3): 83-92
  • 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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