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Iberolacerta martinezricai (ARRIBAS, 1996)

IUCN Red List - Iberolacerta martinezricai - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Martinez-Rica’s Rock Lizard 
SynonymLacerta cyreni martinezricai ARRIBAS 1996
Iberolacerta cyreni martinezricai — MAYER & ARRIBAS 2003
Iberolacerta monticola martinezricai — CROCHET et al. 2004
Iberolacerta martinezricai — ARRIBAS & CARRANZA 2004
Lacerta (Iberolacerta) martinezricai — CARRANZA et al. 2004
Iberolacerta martinezricai — MONTORI et al. 2005
Iberolacerta martinezricai — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Iberolacerta) cyreni martinezricai — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Iberolacerta martinezricai — SPEYBROECK et al. 2020 
DistributionSpain (Sierra de la Pena de la Francia)

Type locality: Peña de Francia, Salamanca, España, without further data.  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: private collection Oscar Arribas, given as CA 3001 (”collection Arribas”) and IPE (CSIC), male, M. MEUIDE leg. (= University of Barcelona ... “will be transferred to 'Centro Pirenaico de Ecologia (CSIC) after finishing the studies”). Paratypes: CA (Oscar Arribas). Types will be deposited in MNCN, O. Arribas, pers. comm., 31 Dec 2020. 
EtymologyDedicated to Dr. JUAN P ABLO MARTINEZ-RICA, for his outstanding and serious contributions to the study of the Iberian herpetofauna, in particular the Pyrenean one. 
  • 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. & S. CARRANZA 2004. Morphological and genetic evidence of the full species status of Iberolacerta cyreni martinezricai (Arribas, 1996). Zootaxa 634: 1-24 - 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. and G. Odierna 2004. Karyological and osteological data supporting the specific status of Iberolacerta (cyreni) martinezricai (Arribas, 1996). Amphibia-Reptilia 25 (4): 359-367 - get paper here
  • ARRIBAS, O.; S. CARRANZA & G. ODIERNA 2006. Description of a new endemic species of mountain lizard from Northwestern Spain: Iberolacerta galani sp. nov. (Squamata : Lacertidae). Zootaxa 1240: 1-55 - get paper here
  • Arribas, Oscar J. 1996. Taxonomic revision of the Iberian 'Archaeolacertae" I: A new interpretation of the geographical variation of ‘Lacerta’ monticola Boulenger 1905 and ‘Lacerta’ cyreni Müller & Hellmich 1937 (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). Herpetozoa 9: 31-56 - get paper here
  • Arribas, Oscar J. 2013. Thermoregulation, activity and microhabitat selectiojn in the rare and endangered Batuecan Rock Lizard, Iberolacerta martinezricai (Arribas, 1996) (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). Herpetozoa 26 (1/2): 77-90 - get paper here
  • Arribas, Oscar J. 2018. Reproductive characteristics of the batuecan Lizard, Iberolacerta martinezricai (ARRIBAS, 1996) (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). Herpetozoa 30 (3/4): 187 - 202 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 2007. Auf der Suche nach Gebirgseidechsen in drei Erdteilen. Draco 7 (27): 54-73 - get paper here
  • Carbonero, Javier, Pablo García-Díaz, Carmelo Ávila, Oscar Arribas and Miguel Lizana. 2016. Distribution, habitat characterization and conservation status of Iberolacerta martinezricai (ARRIBAS, 1996), in the Sierra de Francia, Salamanca, Spain (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertilidae). Herpetozoa 28 (3/4): 149-165 - 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
  • 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
  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Reptilien der griechischen Ägäisinseln. Draco 15 (60): 58-65 - get paper here
  • Mayer, W., Arribas, O.J. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships of the European lacertid genera Archaeolacerta and Iberolacerta and their relationships to some other ‘Archaeolacertae’ (sensu lato) from Near East, derived from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 41: 157-161. - get paper here
  • Monasterio, Camila; Alfredo Salvador, José A. Díaz 2010. Competition with wall lizards does not explain the alpine confinement of Iberian rock lizards: an experimental approach. Zoology 113 (5): 275-282 - 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.
  • Müller, Lorenz & Hellmich, Walter 1937. Mitteilungen über die Herpetofauna der Iberischen Halbinsel. II. Zur Kenntnis der Lacerta monticola. Zool. Anz. 117 (3/4): 65-73 - get paper here
  • Remón, Nuria; Pedro Galán, Marta Vila, Oscar Arribas, Horacio Naveira 2013. Causes and Evolutionary Consequences of Population Subdivision of an Iberian Mountain Lizard, Iberolacerta monticola. PLoS One 8 (6): e66034. - 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
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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