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Phoenicolacerta cyanisparsa (SCHMIDTLER & BISCHOFF, 1999)

IUCN Red List - Phoenicolacerta cyanisparsa - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLacerta cyanisparsa SCHMIDTLER & BISCHOFF 1999
Lacerta cyanisparsa — BISCHOFF 2007
Phoenicolacerta cyanisparsa — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Phoenicolacerta) cyanisparsa — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Phoenicolacerta cyanisparsa — TAMAR et al. 2015 
DistributionNW Syria and adjacent Turkey

Type locality: Al Bara, south of Ariha (650 m elevation), Syria.  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 12/1999, paratypes: ZSM, CAS, SMF, ZFMK 
  • 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. 2007. Auf der Suche nach Gebirgseidechsen in drei Erdteilen. Draco 7 (27): 54-73 - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Schmidtler, J. F. & W. BISCHOFF 1999. Revision des levantinischen Lacerta laevis/kulzeri-Komplexes: 1. Die Felseneidechse Lacerta cyanisparsa sp.n. Salamandra 35 (3): 129-146 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Tamar, Karin; Salvador Carranza, Herman in den Bosch, Roberto Sindaco, Jiri Moravec, Shai Meiri 2015. Hidden relationships and genetic diversity: Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of the Levantine lizards of the genus Phoenicolacerta (Squamata: Lacertidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 91: 86-97 - get paper here
  • WARNECKE, R., IN DEN BOSCH, H. A.J. & W. BISCHOFF 2002. Erste Bemerkungen zur Fortpflanzungsbiologie von Lacerta cyanisparsa SCHMIDTLER & BISCHOFF, 1999. Die Eidechse 13 (2): 43-53 - get paper here
  • Yıldırım, Elif 2020. Skeletal Osteology of the Lacertid Lizards Phoenicolacerta laevis (Gray, 1838) and Phoenicolacerta cyanisparsa (Schmidtler et Bischoff, 1999) (Squamata: Lacertidae). Russian Journal of Herpetology 27 (4): 185-194 - get paper here
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