Spain / Canary Islands / Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Lobos, La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Alegranza and Roque del Este. Introduced to Arinaga area (Cran Canaria).

Species:

Gallotia atlantica  (PETERS & DORIA, 1882)

Subspecies (2):

Gallotia atlantica atlantica  (PETERS & DORIA, 1882)

Gallotia atlantica mahoratae  BISCHOFF, 1985

Synonyms:

Lacerta atlantica  PETERS & DORIA, 1882

Gallotia atlantica ibagnezi  CASTROVIEJO, MATEO & COLLADO, 1985

Gallotia atlantica delibesi  CASTROVIEJO, MATEO & COLLADO, 1985

Gallotia atlantica laurae  CASTROVIEJO, MATEO & COLLADO, 1985

Common names:

Atlantic Lizard (English)
Atlantische Kanareneidechse (German)

Types:

atlantica: Syntypes: ZMB, MSNG 10116

mahoratae: Holotype: ZFMK 35034, Pajara, Fuerteventura, 23.05.1981, Coll. W. BISCHOFF, R. HUTIERER.

Terra Typica:

atlantica: Designata (BISCHOFF 1985) Arrecife, Lanzarote.

mahoratae: Pajara, Fuerteventura.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Peters, W.C.H. & Doria, G. (1882) -  Note erpetologiche e descrizione di una nuova specie di Lacerta delle Isole Canarie. -  Annali del Museo Civico de Storia Naturale di Genova, (1) 18: 431-434.  

  • Bischoff, W. (1985) -  Die Herpetofauna der Kanarischen Inseln. IV. Die Atlantische Eidechse, Gallotia atlantica (PETERS & DORIA, 1882). -  herpetofauna, 7 (37): 15-24.    

  • Gonzáles, P. & Pinto, F. & Nogales, M. & Jiménez-Asensio, J. & Hernández, M. & Cabrera, V.M. (1996) -  Phylogenetic relationships of the Canary islands endemic lizard genus Gallotia (Sauria: Lacertidae), inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 6 (1): 63-71.    

  • Bischoff, W. (1998) -  Gallotia atlantica (Peters & Doria, 1882) - Atlantische Eidechse, Purpurarien-Eidechse. -  In: Bischoff, W. (Hrsg.): Handbuch der Reptilien und Amphibien Europas. Die Reptilien der Kanarischen Inseln, der Selvagens-Inseln und des Madeira Archipels. Wiesbaden (Aula). 236-264.  

  • Molina Borja, M. & Rodriguez-Dominguez, M.A. (2004) -  Evolution of biometric and life history traits in lizards (Gallotia) from the Canary islands. -  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Berlin, 42 (1): 44-53.    

 
 

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Gallotia atlantica: 151  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Gallotia atlantica mahoratae  © 2011 Angelika & Siegfried Troidl