Northern central and northwestern Iberian peninsula (Spain, Portugal). 


Podarcis guadarramae  (BOSCÁ, 1916)

Subspecies (2):

Podarcis guadarramae guadarramae  (BOSCÁ, 1916)

Podarcis guadarramae lusitanicus  GENIEZ et al., 2014

Population (1):

Podarcis guadarramae Picos/Liébana Population 


Lacerta oxycephala var. hispanica  STEINDACHNER, 1870

Podarcis hispanica  ENGELMANN et al, 1993

Podarcis hispanica lusitanica  GENIEZ, 2001

Podarcis hispanica type 1  MONTORI et al, 2005

Podarcis hispanicus  BÖHME & KÖHLER, 2005

Podarcis hispanica type 1A and 1B  PINHO et al, 2008


guadarramae: Neotype: MNHN-RA 2012.0262; designated by Geniez et al. (2014). Lost holotype by monotypy was an adult male from “San Ildefonso” (= La Granja de San Ildefonso, Sierra de Guadarrama, province of Segovia, Spain).

lusitanicus: Holotype: MNHN 2012.0263 (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, formerly BEV.3987), holotype by present designation; an adult male collected in May 1985 by C.P. Guillaume, P. Geniez, U. Mathis and J. Magraner (Fig. 7). Paratypes: RMNH RENA 35253, 35297, 35317, males from a quarry in Coto de Caza San Martin near Ardia (Spain, province of Pontevedra) [42.4553°N / 8.8744°W]; EBD.16033, female from Hío, near Cangas (Spain, province of Pontevedra) [42.271°N / 8°.830°W]; EBD.9247, 9252, males, EBD.9249- 9251, females, from Pouso da Serra, Donón (province of Pontevedra) [42.275°N / 8.847°W]; BEV.6299-6307, males, BEV.6308, female, from Vila Real (Portugal, district of Vila Real) [41.310°N / 7.839°W]

Terra Typica:

guadarramae: Lozoya, Sierra de Guadarrama, province of Madrid, Spain.

lusitanicus: Póvoa de Varzim, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Taxonomic notes:

An unknown subspecies is observed by GENIEZ et al, 2014.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Boscá, E. (1916) -  Dos observaciónes a propósito de la Lacerta muralis en España. -  Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, 16: 327-330.  

  • Geniez, P. & Sá-Sousa, P. & Guillaume, C.P. & Cluchier, A. & Crochet, P.-A. (2014) -  Systematics of the Podarcis hispanicus complex (Sauria, Lacertidae) III: valid nomina of the western and central Iberian forms. -  Zootaxa, 3794 (1): 1–51.    

  • Caeiro-Dias, G. & Brelsford, A. & Kaliontzopoulou, A. & Carretero, M.A. & Crochet, A. & Pinho, C. (2018) -  Drivers of reproductive isolation in Wall Lizards inferred from comparative analysis of contact zones. -  II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology.Poster.    

  • Caeiro-Dias, G. & Luis, C. & Pinho, C. & Crochet, P.-A. & Sillero, N. & Kaliontzopoulou, A. (2018) -  Lack of congruence of genetic and niche divergence in Podarcis hispanicus complex. -  J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2018; 1–14. (early view)     


Podarcis guadarramae: 51  pictures (see subspecies level)


Podarcis guadarramae guadarramae  © 2007 Rob Vivian