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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesPodarcis melisellensis aeoli (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Podarcis melisellensis bokicae (RADOVANOVIC 1956)
Podarcis melisellensis caprina (RADOVANOVIC 1970)
Podarcis melisellensis curzolensis (TADDEI 1950)
Podarcis melisellensis digenea (WETTSTEIN 1926)
Podarcis melisellensis fiumana (WERNER 1891)
Podarcis melisellensis galvagnii (WERNER 1908)
Podarcis melisellensis gigantea (RADOVANOVIC 1956)
Podarcis melisellensis gigas (WETTSTEIN 1926)
Podarcis melisellensis jidulae (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Podarcis melisellensis kammereri (WETTSTEIN 1926)
Podarcis melisellensis kornatica (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Podarcis melisellensis lissana (WERNER 1891)
Podarcis melisellensis lupa (RADOVANOVIC 1970)
Podarcis melisellensis melisellensis (BRAUN 1877)
Podarcis melisellensis mikavicae (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Podarcis melisellensis plutonis (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Podarcis melisellensis pomoensis (WETTSTEIN 1926)
Podarcis melisellensis thetidis (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Podarcis melisellensis traguriana (RADOVANOVIC 1959) 
Common NamesE: Dalmatian Wall Lizard
G: Adriatische Mauereidechse
NL: karsjthagedis 
SynonymLacerta melisellensis BRAUN 1877
Lacerta melisellensis — BRAUN 1886
Lacerta serpa var. melisellensis — WERNER 1902: 386
Podarcis melisellensis — HENLE 1985
Podarcis melisellensis — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Podarcis melisellensis — POULAKAKIS et al. 2005
Podarcis melisellensis melisellensis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Podarcis melisellensis aeoli (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Lacerta melisellensis aeoli RADOVANOVIC 1959: 412

Podarcis melisellensis bokicae (RADOVANOVIC 1956)
Lacerta melisellensis bokicae RADOVANOVIC 1956: 31
Podarcis melisellensis bokicae — TIEDEMANN et al. 1994

Podarcis melisellensis caprina (RADOVANOVIC 1970)
Lacerta melisellensis caprina RADOVANOVIC 1970: 66

Podarcis melisellensis curzolensis (TADDEI 1950)
Lacerta melisellensis curzolensis TADDEI 1950: 161

Podarcis melisellensis digenea (WETTSTEIN 1926)
Lacerta fiumana lissana var. digenea WETTSTEIN in KAMMERER 1926
Podarcis melisellensis digenea — TIEDEMANN et al. 1994: 41

Podarcis melisellensis fiumanus (WERNER, 1891)
Lacerta muralis neapolitana var. olivacea WERNER 1891: 753
Lacerta neapolitana var. striata WERNER 1891: 753
Lacerta muralis var. littoralis WERNER 1897
Lacerta littoralis — WERNER 1902: 384
Lacerta fiumana var. bocchensis SCHREIBER 1912 (fide TIEDEMANN et al. 1994)
Lacerta taurica fiumana — WERNER 1920: 23
Lacerta fiumana — RADOVANOVIC 1941: 153
Lacerta melisellensis fiumana — TADDEI 1950: 159
Podarcis melisellensis fiumana — SEHNAL & SCHUSTER 1999
Podarcis melisellensis fiumana — MAYER & PODNAR 2002
Podarcis melisellensis fiumanus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Podarcis melisellensis fiumana — DIECKMANN & DIECKMANN 2010

Podarcis melisellensis galvagnii (WERNER, 1908)
Lacerta melisellensis galvagnii — MERTENS 1934: 97
Lacerta melisellensis galvagnii — RADOVANOVIC 1956: 11

Podarcis melisellensis gigantea (RADOVANOVIC, 1956)
Lacerta melisellensis gigantea RADOVANOVIC 1956: 21
Podarcis melisellensis gigantea — TIEDEMANN et al. 1994

Podarcis melisellensis gigas (WETTSTEIN, 1926)
Lacerta fiumana gigas WETTSTEIN in KAMMERER 1926
Lacerta melisellensis gigas RADOVANOVIC 1956: 19
Podarcis melisellensis gigas — TIEDEMANN et al. 1994: 40

Podarcis melisellensis jidulae (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Lacerta melisellensis jidulae RADOVANOVIC 1959: 402

Podarcis melisellensis kammereri (WETTSTEIN, 1926)
Lacerta fiumana kammereri WETTSTEIN in KAMMERER 1926
Lacerta melisellensis kammereri — RADOVANOVIC 1956: 13
Podarcis melisellensis kammereri — TIEDEMANN et al. 1994: 40

Podarcis melisellensis kornatica (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Lacerta melisellensis kornatica RADOVANOVIC 1959: 405

Podarcis melisellensis lissana (WERNER, 1891)
Lacerta muralis fusca var. lissana WERNER 1891: 752
Lacerta melisellensis lissana — RADOVANOVIC 1956: 14
Podarcis melisellensis lissana — TIEDEMANN et al. 1994: 43

Podarcis melisellensis lupa (RADOVANOVIC 1970)
Lacerta melisellensis lupa RADOVANOVIC 1970: 62

Podarcis melisellensis mikavicae (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Lacerta melisellensis mikavicae RADOVANOVIC 1959: 414

Podarcis melisellensis plutonis (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Lacerta melisellensis plutonis RADOVANOVIC 1959: 415

Podarcis melisellensis pomoensis (WETTSTEIN 1926)
Lacerta fiumana pomoensis WETTSTEIN in KAMMERER 1926
Lacerta melisellensis pomoënsis — RADOVANOVIC 1956: 11
Podarcis melisellensis pomoensis — TIEDEMANN et al. 1994: 41

Podarcis melisellensis thetidis (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Lacerta melisellensis thetidis RADOVANOVIC 1959: 414

Podarcis melisellensis traguriana (RADOVANOVIC 1959)
Lacerta fiumana gracilis RADOVANOVIC 1951
Lacerta melisellensis traguriana RADOVANOVIC 1970 (nom. nov.)

 
DistributionCroatia (incl. Brusnik Island, Mali Opuh Island, Vrtlac Island, Kaprije Island, Islands Korcula [= Curzola] and San Massimo, Kamik Island, St. Andrea Island near Dubrovnik, Island Mali Parsanj near Vis, Jidula Island, Island Mali Barjak near Vis, Kornati Archipelago, including surrounding Islands, Vis Island [= Lissa], Kurjak Island, Island Mikavica, north of Zirje Island, Jerolim Island near Hvar), Jabuka Island [= Pomo], Island Veliki Opuh, southeast of the Kornati Archipelago, Ciovo Island near Split), Svetac Island [= St. Andrea]),
Italy (Trieste region),
coastal regions of Slovenia, Montenegro (including many Adriatic Islands),
NW Albania

aeoli: Type locality: Mali Opuh Island

bokicae: Croatia; Type locality: Vrtlac Island, Holotype: NMW 15517

caprina: Type locality: Kaprije Island near Šibenik.

digenea: Crotia; Type locality: Insel St. Andrea bei Lissa, Dalmatien; Syntypes: NMW 16033:1-4 (1 m., 3 w.) ; Coll. SCHREIBER, 1915

gigantea: Croatia; Type locality: St. Andrea bei Dubrovnik, Holotype: NMW 15515 .

gigas: Croatia (Vis island); Type locality: Scoglio Mali, Parsanj bei Lissa; Syntypes: NMW 16042:1,2; NMW 16043:1-6; NMW 16044:1-13, KAMMERER leg., 29. 7. 1914

jidulae: Type locality: Jidula Island

kammereri: Croatia; Type locality: Scoglio Mali, Barjak bei Lissa, Dalmatien; Syntypes: NMW 16050:1,2 (m., w.); NMW 16051:1-6; KAMMERER leg., 12. 6. 1911.

lupa: Type locality: Kurjak Island

mikavicae: Type locality: Mikavica island

plutonis: Type locality: Jerolim island (= Hyeronymus) in the Pakleni Otoci archipelago (Spalmadori) near Hvar.

pomoensis: Croatia; Type locality: Klippe Pomo bei Lissa, Adria; Syntypes: NMW 16052:1,2 (m., w.), NMW 11276:1-5, G. SEELOS leg., 1888.

thetidis: Type locality: Veliki Opuh Island 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMF [aeoli]
Holotype: SMF [jidulae]
Holotype: SMF [kornatica]
Holotype: SMF [mikavicae]
Holotype: SMF [thetidis] 
CommentSubspecies: SINDACO & JEREMCENKO 2008 recognize only two subspecies (based on Thorpe 1980). RADOVANOVIC 1956: 13 also mentions Lacerta melisellensis argus Schreiber, of unknown status.

Synonymy: partly after TIEDEMANN et al. 1994.

This species has male color morphs with orange, yellow, and bluish/white bellies/heads (Huyghe et al. 2012). 
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