Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Greece (central and eastern mainland, Peloponnese and southern Ionian islands, Crete and the Cyclades Islands Kithnos, Sifnos, Serifos, Kimolos, Milos and Poliegos) and adjacent areas of Bulgaria. 

Species:

Lacerta trilineata  BEDRIAGA, 1886

Subspecies (4):

Lacerta trilineata trilineata  BEDRIAGA, 1886

Lacerta trilineata hansschweizeri  MÜLLER, 1935

Lacerta trilineata major  BOULENGER, 1887

Lacerta trilineata polylepidota  WETTSTEIN, 1952

Synonyms:

Lacerta viridis trilineata  BEDRIAGA 1886

Lacerta trilineata  ENGELMANN et al 1993

Common names:

Balkan Green Lizard (English)
Riesensmaragdeidechse (German)

Types:

trilineata: Holotype: unlocated

hansschweizeri: Syntypes: lost, previously ZSM (SLM) 2010, collected by H. Schweizer, 05.1934, lost fide Franzen & Glaw 2007.

major: Syntypes: BMNH

polylepidota: Syntypes: NMW

Terra Typica:

trilineata: Type locality: restricted to Greece (MERTENS & MÜLLER 1940)

hansschweizeri: Type locality: Milos, Cyclades (Greece)

major: Type locality: Korfu (Greece)

polylepidota: Type locality: Chania, NW Crete.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Bedriaga, J. von (1886) -  Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Lacertiden-Familie. (Lacerta, Algiroides, Tropidosaura, Zerzumia und Bettaia). -  Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 14: 17-443.    

  • Godinho, R. & Crespo, E.G. & Ferrand, N. & Harris, D.J. (2005) -  Phylogeny and evolution of the green lizards, Lacerta spp. (Squamata: Lacertidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences -  Amphibia-Reptilia, 26 (3): 271-285.    

  • Kornilios P. & Thanou E. & Lymberakis P. & Ilgaz Ç. & Kumlutaş Y. & Leaché A. (2019) -  A phylogenomic resolution for the taxonomy of Aegean green lizards. -  Zool Scr. 00:1–14. https://doi.org/10.1111/zsc.12385    

 
 
 
 

Lacerta trilineata: 247  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Lacerta trilineata major  © 2010 Benny Trapp