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Timon tangitanus (BOULENGER, 1889)

IUCN Red List - Timon tangitanus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria (lizards) 
Common NamesG: Marokko-Perleidechse 
SynonymLacerta ocellata tangitana BOULENGER 1889
Timon tangitanus — SCHLÜTER 2004: 44
Timon tangitanus — MATEO et al. 2005
Lacerta (Timon) tangitana — MONTORI et al. 2005
Timon tangitanus — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Timon) pater tangitanus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionMorocco (mediteranian regions), mountains of NW part of Algeria, isolatated populations higher altitudes in Saharian Atlas (Ibel Ksel), and Seguiat et Hamra;
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CommentDistribution: Now extinct in Western Sahara according to Geniez et al. 2004.

Type not in BMNH fide P. Campbell, pers. comm., 9 July 2014. 
  • Ahmadzadeh, Faraham; Carretero, Miguel Angel; Harris, D. James; Perera, Ana; Böhme, Wolfgang 2012. A molecular phylogeny of the eastern group of ocellated lizard genus Timon (Sauria: Lacertidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Amphibia-Reptilia 33 (1): 1-10 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1889. On the reptiles and batrachians obtained in Morocco by M. Henry Vaucher. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 3: 303-307 - 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
  • Geniez, P.; Mateo, J.A.; Geniez, M. & Pether, J. 2004. The amphibians and reptiles of the Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara) and adjacent regions. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 228 pp. [reviewed in Reptilia GB 44: 81]
  • 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
  • Montori, Albert; Gustavo A. Llorente, Miguel Ángel Alonso-Zarazaga, Óscar Arribas, Enrique Ayllón, J 2005. Lista patrón actualizada de la herpetofauna española. Asociación Herpetológica Española, 45 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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