Northern Lazio, Toscana, Elba, Corsica (introduced), entire Adriatic basin in Italy, Slovenia and Croatia to Ruskamen in the South including many offshore islands. introduced to: Elba, Corsica and Cerboli, southern France, Greece and the USA (New York: Area of Hempstead on Long Island, Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Kansas: Topeka), Romania (Bucharest) and Switzerland (Rapperswil).

Subspecies:

Podarcis siculus campestris  (DE BETTA, 1857)

Synonyms:

Podarcis sicula pelagosae  BEDRIAGA 1886

Podarcis sicula adriatica  WERNER 1902

Podarcis sicula kolombatovici  KARAMAN 1928

Podarcis sicula astorgae  MERTENS 1937

Podarcis sicula insularum  MERTENS 1937

Podarcis sicula flavigula  MERTENS 1937

Podarcis sicula bagnolensis  MERTENS 1937

Podarcis sicula pirosoensis  MERTENS 1937

Podarcis siculai alverioi  MERTENS 1955

Podarcis sicula laganjensis  RADOVANOVIC 1956

Podarcis sicula dupinici  RADOVANOVIC 1956

Podarcis sicula samogradi  RADOVANOVIC 1956

Podarcis sicula vesseljuchi  RADOVANOVI, 1959

Podarcis sicula premudensis  RADOVANOVIC 1959

Podarcis sicula premudana  RADOVANOVIC 1959

Podarcis sicula bolei  BRELIH 1961

Podarcis sicula radovanovici  BRELIH 1961

Podarcis sicula pretneri  BRELIH 1961

Podarcis sicula nikolici  BRELIH 1961

Podarcis sicula hadzii  BRELIH 1961

Podarcis sicula fiumanoidea  BRELIH 1963

Podarcis sicula pohlibensis  RADOVANOVIC 1970

Podarcis sicula cucchiarai  PALMA 1980

Types:

BMNH 1946.8.6.60

Terra Typica:

Restricta (MERTENS & MÜLLER 1940) Verona


Taxonomic notes:

Dalmatian Islands: Mala Palagruza, Sturago, Banjol, Tovarjez, Veli, Mali Dupinic, Visoki, Misar, Sveti Ivan na Pucini, Porer, Regata, Altijez,Lunga, Galopun, Sveti Ivan, Revera, Mala, Velika Sestrica, Sveti Marko, Supinic, Grunj, Hrid Galiola, Velika, Mala Kluda, Veli und Mali Laganj, Gusti Skolj, Velika Palagruza, Susac, Hrid Bijelac, Kopiste, Pod Kopiste, Piruzi Veliki, Pohlib, Planicic, Hrid Sip, Planik, Olib, Mor, Premuda, Hripa, Masarine, Lutrosnjak, Gustinja, Pisulj, Orada, Samogra, Vrtlic and Veseljuh.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Betta, E. de (1857) -  Erpetologica delle Provincie Venete e del Tirole meridionale. -  Accademia di agricoltura, arti e commercio di Verona. 383 pp.     

  • Podnar, M. & Mayer, W. & Tvrtkovic, N. (2005) -  Phylogeography of the Italian wall lizard, Podarcis sicula, as revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences. -  Molecular Ecology, 14: 575-588.