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Algyroides marchi VALVERDE, 1958

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Lacertini, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Spanish Keeled Lizard
G: Spanische Kieleidechse 
SynonymAlgiroides (sic) marchi VALVERDE 1958: 127
Algyroides hidalgoi BOSCA 1916
Algyroides hidalgoi — BUCHHOLZ 1965
Algyroides marchi — BUCHHOLZ 1965
Algyroides marchi niethammeri BUCHHOLZ 1965
Algyroides marchi — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Algyroides marchi — BISCHOFF 2007
Algyroides marchi — LIVIGNI 2013: 290 
DistributionMountain regions in SE Spain (Sierra de Cazorla, Sierra de Segura, Sierra de Alcaraz)

Type locality: “Pledra de Aguamula, en la Sierra de Cazorla (Jaén). Fueron capturados todos los ejemplares en las márgenes del pequeño arroyo que corre al ple de la peña.”  
TypesHolotype: EEZA (Instituto de Aclimatación de Almería); Paratype: MNCN 7947.
Holotype: ZFMK 4541 [Algyroides marchi niethammeri] 
CommentSince its description no other specimens of A. hidalgoi have been found. It may be an aberrant form of A. marchi although its identity remains unclear (ENGELMANN et al. 1993: 250).

Subspecies: Algyroides marchi niethammeri has blue throats. However, niethammeri was synonymized with the nominate subspecies by Salvador 1998. 
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  • 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
  • ARRIBAS, O. J. 2012. Hemipenial microornamentation in Algyroides marchi VALVERDE, 1958. Herpetozoa 25 (1/2): 21-24 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 2007. Auf der Suche nach Gebirgseidechsen in drei Erdteilen. Draco 7 (27): 54-73 - get paper here
  • Boscá, E. 1916. Un género nuevo para la fauna herpetològica de España y especie nueva o poco conocida. Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Historia Natural 16: 294-297
  • Brakels, Peter; Femke Koopmans and José Luis Rubio 2010. First record of the Spanish Algyroides, Algyroides marchi (Lacertidae) in the Murcia Region, Southeast Spain. Herpetology Notes 3: 049-52 - get paper here
  • Buchholz, K. F. 1965. Zur Kenntnis des Genus Algyroides (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 15: 239-246 [1964] - get paper here
  • Eikhorst, R. & W. Eikhorst 1982. Zur Fortpflanzung der Spanischen Kieleidechse (Algyroides marchi VALVERDE 1958) (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae). Salamandra 18 (1-2): 56-64 - get paper here
  • Eikhorst, W., Eikhorst, R., Nettmann, H. K. and Rykena, S. 1979. Beobachtungen an der Spanischen Kieleidechse, Algyroides marchi Valverde 1958 (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae). Salamandra 15 (4): 254-263 - get paper here
  • Engelmann, W.E. et al. 1993. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.
  • 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
  • Garcia-Muñoz, Enrique and Miguel Angel Carretero. 2013. Comparative ecophysiology of two sympatric lizards. Laying the groundwork for mechanistic distribution models. Acta Herpetologica 8 (2): 123-128 - get paper here
  • Harris,D.J.; Arnold,E.N. & Thomas,R.H. 1999. A phylogeny of the European lizard genus Algyroides (Reptilia: Lacertidae) based on DNA sequences, with comments on the evolution of the group. Journal of Zoology 249: 49-60 - get paper here
  • Klemmer, K. 1960. Zur Kenntnis der Gattung Algyroides (Reptilia: Lacertidae) auf der Iberischen Halbinsel. Senckenbergiana biologica 41: 1-6.
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  • Salvador, A. & Palacios, F. 1981. Algyroides marchi - Spanische Kieleidechse. Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Wiesbaden, pp. 402-409
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