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Parvilacerta fraasii (LEHRS, 1910)

IUCN Red List - Parvilacerta fraasii - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Fraas' Lizard
G: Libanon-Eidechse 
SynonymLacerta fraasii LEHRS 1910: 228
Lacerta agilis var. colchica EICHWALD (cited in LEHRS 1910)
Lacerta (Parvilacerta) fraasii — HARRIS et al. 1998
Lacerta fraasii — HRAOUI-BLOQUET et al. 2002
Parvilacerta fraasii — BISCHOFF 2005
Parvilacerta fraasii — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Parvilacerta) fraasii — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionLebanon Mts (elevation up to 2550 m).

Type locality: “„Cedern" bei Bscherreh”, Lebanon  
TypesHolotype: SMNS 1446 (Naturalienkabinett Stuttgart) (fide LEHRS 1910) 
EtymologyNamed after the collector, Prof. Dr. Oskar Fraas who worked in Lebanon in 1875. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 2005. Die echten Eidechsen der Familie Lacertidae - eine Übersicht. Draco 5 (21): 4-27 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 2007. Auf der Suche nach Gebirgseidechsen in drei Erdteilen. Draco 7 (27): 54-73 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. & Schmidtler, J.F. 1996. Herpetologische Reiseeindrücke von Syrien und Libanon. Elaphe 4 (2): 68
  • BOSCH, H.A.J. IN DEN 1994. Freilandbeobachtungen an der Libanon-Eidechse Lacerta fraasii LEHRS, 1910. Die Eidechse 5 (11): 13-20 - get paper here
  • BOSCH, H.A.J. IN DEN 1995. Auf der Suche nach Lacerta fraasi im Libanon. Die Eidechse 6 (14): 30 - get paper here
  • Harris, D. J., E. N. ARNOLD & R. H. THOMAS 1998. Relationships of lacertid lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae) estimated from mitochondrial DNA sequences and morphology. Proc. R. Soc. London, B, 265: 1939-1948 - get paper here
  • Hraoui-Bloquet, S.; Sadek, R.A.; Sindaco, R. & Venchi, A. 2002. The herpetofauna of Lebanon: new data on distribution. Zoology in the Middle East 27: 35-46 - get paper here
  • Lehrs, Philipp 1910. Ueber eine Lacerta aus dem hohen Libanon (L. fraasi n. sp.) und andere Montanformen unter den Eidechsen. In: Festschrift für R. Hertwig, Bd. 2. Jena, G. Fischer, pp. 225-238 - get paper here
  • Odierna, Gaetano; Olmo, Ettore; Caputo, Vincenzo; Capriglione, Teresa; in den Bosch, Herman A. J. 1995. Karyological affinity between Lacerta fraasii Lehrs, 1910 and Lacerta parva Boulenger, 1887. Amphibia-Reptilia 16 (3): 293-297 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, A. & Hallermann, J. 1997. The Type Specimens in the Herpetological Collection of the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde in Stuttgart. Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. A (553): 1-15 - get paper here
  • 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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