Italy /Aeolian Islands. 

Species:

Podarcis raffonei  (MERTENS, 1952)

Subspecies (2):

Podarcis raffonei raffonei  (MERTENS, 1952)

Podarcis raffonei alvearioi  (MERTENS, 1955)

Synonyms:

Lacerta raffonei  MERTENS, 1952

Podarcis raffonei  CORTI & LO CASCIO, 2002

Common names:

Aeolian Wall Lizard (English)
Liparische Inseleidechse (German)

Types:

raffonei: Holotype: SMF 43919., adult male; collected by Antonino TRISCHITTA, 31 May 1951.

alvearioi: Holotype: SMF 48296; paraypes: NMW 15746:1,2

Terra Typica:

raffonei: Strombolicchio island near Stromboli, Aeolian Islands (north of Sicily).

alvearioi: Faraglione Pollara (= Scoglio Faraglione) at Salina, Aeolian Islands.


Taxonomic notes:

Ist mit P. waglerianus sehr eng verwandt. Das zersplitterte Areal ist wahrscheinlich auf Verdrängung durch die fast im gesamten ursprünglichen Verbreitungsgebiet eingeschleppte Art Podarcis siculus zurückzuführen.

WERNER MAYER, 2015


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Mertens, R. (1952) -  Description of Podarcis raffonei raffonei. -  In: “Neue Eidechsenrassen von den Liparischen Inseln”. Senckenbergiana, Frankfurt/Main, 32: 309-314.   

  • Capula, M. (1994) -  Genetic variation and differentiation in the lizard, Podarcis wagleriana (Reptilia: Lacertidae). -  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 52 (2): 177-196.   

  • Capula, M. (2004) -  Low genetic variation in a critically endangered Mediterranean lizard: conservation concerns for Podarcis raffonei (Reptilia, Lacertidae). -  Italian Journal of Zoology, 71, Supplement 1: 161-166.    

  • Capula, M. (2006) -  Population heterogeneity and conservation of the Aeolian wall lizard, Podarcis raffonei. -  In: Corti, C., Cascio, P.L. & M. Biaggini (eds): Mainland and insular lacertid lizards: a mediterranean perspective. – Firenze University Press, Firenze. 24-32.  

 
 

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Podarcis raffonei: 18  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Podarcis raffonei alvearioi  © 2014 Gerrit Jan Verspui