Spain / Sierra de Bejar, Sierra de Gredos, La Serrota and Sierra del Guadarrama. 


Iberolacerta cyreni  (MÜLLER & HELLMICH, 1937)

Subspecies (2):

Iberolacerta cyreni cyreni  (MÜLLER & HELLMICH, 1937)

Iberolacerta cyreni castiliana  (ARRIBAS, 1996)


Lacerta monticola cyreni  MÜLLER & HELLMICH, 1937

Iberolacerta (Iberolacerta) cyreni  ARRIBAS, 1997

Iberolacerta cyreni  MAYER & ARRIBAS, 2003

Common names:

Cyren’s Rock Lizard (English)
Cyren’s Gebirgseidechse (German)
Lagartija carpetana (Spanish)


cyreni: Neotype: MNCN 39934, male, designed by Óscar Arribas 2010; Holotype originally in ZSM 2329a (lost)

castiliana: Holotype: IPE (CSIC, given as CA 86071819, collection of author, to be transferred to CSIC), Male, Laguna Grande, Circo de Gredos, Sierra de Gredos. 18-7-1986. O. ARRIBAS & J. GARCU leg.; paratype: NMW

Terra Typica:

cyreni: Type locality: Puerto de Navacerrada, Sierra da Guadarrama, central Spain; Lectotype locality: Entre el Puerto de Cotos y Puerto de Navacerrada, La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia, Spain.

castiliana: Type locality: Laguna Grande, Sierra de Gredos, central Spain.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Müller, L. & Hellmich, W. (1937) -  Mitteilungen über die Herpetofauna der Iberischen Halbinsel. II. Zur Kenntnis des Lacerta monticola. -  Zoologischer Anzeiger, Leipzig, 117: 65-73.  

  • Mayer, W. & Arribas, O.J. (1996) -  Allozyme differentiation and relationship among the Iberian-Pyrenean Mountain lizards (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). -  Herpetozoa, Wien, 9 (1/2): 57-61.    

  • Mayer, W. & Arribas, O. (2003) -  Phylogenetic relationships of the European lacertid genera Archaeolacerta and Iberolacerta and their relartionships to some other ´Archaeolacertae´ (sensu lato) from Near East, derived from mitochondrial DNA sequences. -  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Berlin, 41 (3): 157-161.    

  • Arribas, O.J. (2010) -  Intraspecific variability of the Carpetane Lizard (Iberolacerta cyreni [Müller & Hellmich, 1937]) (Squamata: Lacertidae), with special reference to the unstudied peripheral populations from the Sierras de Avila (Paramera, Serrota and Villafranca). -  Bonn zoological Bulletin, Bonn, 57 (2): 197-210.    




Iberolacerta cyreni: 59  pictures (see subspecies level)


Iberolacerta cyreni castiliana  © 2011 Ronald Peek