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Podarcis milensis (BEDRIAGA, 1882)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesPodarcis milensis adolfjordansi (BUCHHOLZ, 1962)
Podarcis milensis gerakuniae (MÜLLER, 1938)
Podarcis milensis milensis (BEDRIAGA, 1882) 
Common NamesE: Milos Wall Lizard
G: Milos-Mauereidechse 
SynonymLacerta muralis fusca var. milensis BEDRIAGA 1882: 98
Podarcis milensis — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Podarcis milensis — POULAKAKIS et al. 2005

Podarcis milensis adolfjordansi (BUCHHOLZ, 1962)
Podarcis milensis adolfjordansi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Podarcis milensis gerakuniae (MÜLLER, 1938)
Podarcis milensis gerakuniae — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Podarcis milensis milensis (BEDRIAGA, 1882)
Podarcis milensis milensis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionGreece (Milos: Kimolos, western Cyclades, Ananes Archipelago, Islands Falkonera and Velopoula)

adolfjordansi: Ananes Island (W of Milos)

gerakuniae: Gerakunia (= Falconera) Island; Type locality: gerakuniae] “Insel Gerakúnia, nordwestl. von Erimomilos, Kykladen” 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.
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.9.1.59-60 (and possibly additional specimens).
Holotype: ZSM (SLM) 2409 (lost), male, collected by H. Schweizer, 05.1935 [gerakuniae] 
CommentENGELMANN et al (1993) also list Podarcis milensis schweizeri (MERTENS 1934). Not explicitely mentioned in the Zoological Record of 1882. 
  • Bedriaga, J. von. 1882. Die Amphibien und Reptilien Griechenlands. Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou, 56:43—103. - get paper here
  • Beutler,A. & Heckes,U. 1986. Podarcis milensis - Milos-Mauereidechse. In: Böhme,W. (ed.), Handbuch der Reptilien und Amphibien Europas, Band 2/II., Echsen III (Podarcis). Aula-Verlag Wiesbaden, pp. 142-154
  • Broggi, Mario F. 2014. The herpetofauna of Kimolos (Milos Archipelago, Greece). Herpetozoa 27 (1/2): 102-103
  • Engelmann,W.E. et al. 1993. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.
  • 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
  • Poulakakis, N., P. Lymberakis; E. Valakos; E. Zouros and M. Mylonas 2005. Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of Podarcis species from the Balkan Peninsula, by bayesian and maximum likelihood analyses of mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37 (3): 845-857 - get paper here
  • Poulakakis, N.; P. Lymberakis, A. Antoniou, D. Chalkia, E. Zouros, M. Mylonas and E. Valakos 2003. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the wall-lizard Podarcis erhardii (Squamata: Lacertidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 28 (1): 38-46 - get paper here
  • POULAKAKIS, N.;<br />P. LYMBERAKIS; E. VALAKOS; P. PAFILIS; <br />E. ZOUROS and M. MYLONAS 2005. Phylogeography of Balkan wall lizard (Podarcis taurica) and its relatives inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Ecology 14: 2433–2443
  • Schmid, A. 2015. Feta-Käse, Sonne und Schlangen. Willkommen auf Milos! Reptilia (Münster) 20 (113): 90-95 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Trutnau, L. 1975. Europaische Amphibien und Reptilien. Belser Verlag, Stuttgart 212 pp.
  • Valakos, Efstratios D.; Andriani Kourkouli, Margarita Skopeliti, Panayiotis Pafilis, Nikolaos Poulakakis, Ioannis F. Voutsas, Petros Lymberakis, Chrisi Simou, Wolfgang Voelter and Ourania E. Tsitsilonis 2007. Combining immunological and molecular data to assess phylogenetic relations of some Greek Podarcis species. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 147 (1): 1-10
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