Algerian coast, high plateaus of Algeria and Morocco and southern parts of the eastern High Atlas. Introduced to the island of Menorca, and to the Habibas Islands of Algeria.

Subspecies:

Teira perspicillata perspicillata  (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839)

Types:

Holotype: MNHN-RA 2749

Terra Typica:

`Algier`.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Duméril, A.M.C. & Bibron, G. (1839) -  Description Teira (Scalarcis) p. perspicillata. -  In: Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, p. 249.   

  • Perera, A. & Vasconcelos, R. & Harris, D.J. & Brown, R.P. & Carretero, M.A. & Pérez-Mellado, V. (2007) -  Complex patterns of morphological and mtDNA variation in Lacerta perspicillata (Reptilia; Lacertidae). -  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 90 (3): 479–490.    

 
 
 
 
 

Teira perspicillata perspicillata  © 2010 Marten van den Berg