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Timon pater (LATASTE, 1880)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLacerta ocellata DAUDIN 1802 part.
Lacerta ocellata pater LATASTE 1880
Lacerta ocellata var. pater — BOULENGER 1920
Lacerta ocellata — LAURENT 1935: 346
Lacerta ocellata pater — HEDIGER 1935
Lacerta lepida pater — ANGEL 1946
Lacerta lepida pater — LANGERWERF 1981
Lacerta pater — BISCHOFF 1982
Lacerta pater — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 412
Timon pater — MAYER & BISCHOFF 1996
Timon pater — ARNOLD et al. 2007 
DistributionAlgeria, Tunisia, Morocco

pater: eastern part of Morocco, E of Oued Moulouya Valley, Algeria 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 
Typessyntype: MCZ R-4613 
CommentTimon pater tangitana (BOULENGER, 1889) has been elevated to full species status. 
References
  • 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
  • Bischoff, W. 1985. Lacerta, (Timon) pater LATASTE, 1880. Sauria 7 (4) Suppl.: 029–030 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • Busack S D. 1987. Morphological and biochemical differentiation in Spanish and Moroccan populations of the lizard, Lacerta lepida. Journal of Herpetology 21 (4): 277-284 - get paper here
  • Galán, F. 1931. Batracios y reptiles del Marruecos español. Bol. Soc. Española Hist. Nat. 31(5): 361-367 - get paper here
  • Hediger, H. 1935. Herpetologische Beobachtungen in Marokko. Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 46: 1-49
  • Langerwerf, B. 1981. Nigrinos bei der Nachzucht von Lacerta lepida pater. Herpetofauna 3 (12): 21-22 - get paper here
  • Lataste, F. 1880. Diagnoses de reptiles nouveaux d’Algérie. Le Naturaliste 1:299, 306—307, 325 - get paper here
  • Laurent, P. 1935. Contribution à la connalssance de la faune des Vertebres du Maroc (Batraciens, Reptiles, Mammiferes). Bull. Soc. d’Hist. nat. de l’Afrique du Nord 26: 344-359
  • Mateo, J. A., A. Santana & P. Geniez 2004. Moroccan ocellated lizard in Western Sahara; answer to an old enigma. Herpetozoa 17 (3/4): 187-189 [2004] - get paper here
  • Mateo, J.A.;Lopezjurado, L.F.;Guillaume, C.P. 1996. Proteic and morphological variations in ocellated lizards (Lacertidae): A complex of species across the Strait of Gibraltar. Comptes Rendus de L Academie Des Sciences Serie III - Sciences de La Vie - Life Sciences 319 (8): 737-746
  • Mayer, W., and Bischoff, W. 1996. Beiträge zur taxonomischen Revision der Gattung Lacerta (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Teil 1: Zootoca, Omanosaura, Timon und Teira als eigenständige Gattungen. Salamandra 32 (3): 163-170.
  • Mediani, Mohamed; José Carlos Brito, Soumia Fahd  2015. Atlas of the amphibians and reptiles of northern Morocco: updated distribution and patterns of habitat selection. Basic and Applied Herpetology 29: - get paper here
  • Odierna,G. et al. 1990. Karyological differences beween Lacerta lepida and Lacerta pater. Journal of Herpetology 24 (1): 97-99 - get paper here
  • Rouag, Rachid; Berrahma, Ilhem; Luiselli, Luca 2006. Food habits and daily activity patterns of the North African ocellated lizard Timon pater from northeastern Algeria. Journal of Natural History 40 (21-22): 1369-1379
  • Schleich,H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Schlüter, U. 2004. Die Herpetofauna des Mittleren Atlas von Marokko. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (45): 42-49 - 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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