Turkey: Northwestern Anatolia (north of Büyük Menderes river). Greece: Ikaria (1) and Samos (2). 

Species:

Anatololacerta anatolica  (WERNER, 1900)

Subspecies (2):

Anatololacerta anatolica anatolica  (WERNER, 1900)

Anatololacerta anatolica oertzeni  (WERNER, 1904)

Synonyms:

Lacerta anatolica  WERNER, 1900

Lacerta oertzeni   WERNER, 1904

Lacerta oertzeni oertzeni  EISELT & SCHMIDTLER, 1986

Lacerta anatolica aegaea   EISELT & SCHMIDTLER, 1986

Anatololacerta oertzeni   ARNOLD et al., 2007

Anatololacerta anatolica  ARNOLD et al., 2007

Common names:

Anatolian Rock Lizard (English)
Anatolische Eidechse (German)
Σαύρα της Σάμου (Greek)
Anadolu Kaya Kertenkelesi (Turkish)

Types:

Holotype: NMW 15120 (Collection F. WERNER)

Terra Typica:

Gökcekısık to the south of Eskişehir. “prope Köktsche Kissik, Asia minor centralis”.


Taxonomic notes:

The lizards of the island of Ikaria, previously as Lacerta oertzeni oertzeni included in the southwestern Anatolian Anatololacerta lizards, now become a subspecies of Anatololacerta anatolica (BELLATI et al. 2015).

The subspecies Lacerta anatolica aegaea (EISELT & SCHMIDTLER, 1986) from Samsundağ national park south of Kuşadası, validated by ÇETIN (2006), has been synonymized by BELLATI et al. (2015).

www.lacerta.de, 2019


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Werner, F. (1900) -  Beschreibung einer bisher noch unbekannter Eidechse aus Kleinasien Lacerta anatolica. -  Anzeiger / Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, 37: 269-271.  

  • Werner, F. (1902) -  Die Reptilien und Amphibienfauna von Kleinasien. -  Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. Wien, Abteilung 1: 1057-1121.  

  • Werner, F. (1904) -  Zur Kenntnis der Lacerta danfordi Gthr. und der oxycephalen Eidechsen überhaupt. -  Zoologischer Anzeiger, Leipzig, 27: 254-259.  

  • Eiselt, J. & Schmidtler, J.F. (1986) -  Der Lacerta danfordi-Komplex (Reptilia: Lacertidae). -  Spixiana, München, 9 (3): 289-328.  

  • Çetin, T. (2006) -  Lacerta anatolica anatolica ve Lacerta anatolica aegaea alttrlerinin taksonomik ve sitogenetik incelenmesi. -  MSc thesis. Ege Universitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü. 49 pp.     

  • 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.    

  • Bellati, A. & Carranza, S. & Garcia-Porta, J. & Fasola, M. & Sindaco, R. (2015) -  Cryptic diversity within the Anatololacerta species complex (Squamata: Lacertidae) in the Anatolian Peninsula: Evidence from a multi-locus approach. -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 82 (Part A): 219-233.    

 
 
 
 

Anatololacerta anatolica: 28  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Anatololacerta anatolica anatolica  © 1992 Wolfgang Bischoff