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Psammodromus occidentalis FITZE, GONZALEZ-JIMENA, SAN-JOSE, SAN MAURO & ZARDOYA, 2012

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Higher TaxaLacertidae (Gallotiinae), Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymPsammodromus occidentalis FITZE, GONZALEZ-JIMENA, SAN-JOSE, SAN MAURO & ZARDOYA 2012 
DistributionW Spain, Portugal (P. Fitze, pers. comm.)

Type locality: Colmenar del Arroyo (Madrid, Spain, 40° 27’ 22.14’’N, 4° 10’ 28.36’’W)  
TypesHolotype: MNCN/ ADN 34516, adult male captured on 24 October 2008 by Patrick S. Fitze and Virginia Gonzalez-Jimena 
CommentThis species was previously considered as the western lineage of P. hispanicus (Fitze et al. 2011). 
EtymologyThe species epithet refers to the geographical distribution of this lizard. All described populations are located on the Western Iberian Peninsula. 
  • Fitze, Patrick S.; Gonzalez-Jimena, V.; San-José, L.M.; San Mauro, D. & Zardoya, R. 2012. A new species of sand racer, Psammodromus (Squamata: Lacertidae), from the Western Iberian Peninsula. Zootaxa 3205: 41–52 - get paper here
  • GARCÍA-DÍEZ, TERESA; JOSÉ E. GONZÁLEZ-FERNÁNDEZ 2013. The reptile type specimens preserved in the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC) of Madrid, Spain. Zootaxa 3619 (1): 046–058 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Liste der Reptilien Europas. Draco 15 (60): 72-79 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Reptilien in Europa – eine aktuelle Übersicht. Draco 15 (60): 6-25 - get paper here
  • Mendes, Joana; D. James Harris, Salvador Carranza and Daniele Salvi 2017. Biogeographical crossroad across the Pillars of Hercules: Evolutionary history of Psammodromus lizards in space and time Journal of Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13100 - get paper here
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