Bulgaria, Romania, northeast Greece and the Greek islands of Crete, Kythera, Samos, Chios, Lesbos, Rhodes and Kos and western, northwestern and central Turkey, as well the southeastern coast of Turkey. 

Species:

Lacerta diplochondrodes   WETTSTEIN, 1952

Subspecies (4):

Lacerta diplochondrodes diplochondrodes  Wettstein, 1952

Lacerta diplochondrodes cariensis  PETERS, 1964

Lacerta diplochondrodes dobrogica  FUHN & MERTENS, 1959

Lacerta diplochondrodes galatiensis  PETERS, 1964

Common names:

East-Aegean Giant Emerald Lizard

Types:

diplochondrodes: Syntypes: NMW 14903:1,2

cariensis: Holotype: GNM RL 4661 (Göteborg Museum), Turkey, `Bournabad near Izmir`

dobrogica: Holotype: SMF 55246

galatiensis: Holotype: NMW 10900:9 (m.)

Terra Typica:

diplochondrodes: Type locality: Rhodes island, Monolithos.

cariensis: Type locality: Bournabad near Izmir

galatiensis: Seraikoi (on the railway line Eski Schehir > Ankara); SCHERER leg. 1901


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Wettstein, O. (1952) -  Description Lacerta trilineata diplochondrodes; L. t. polylepidota. -  In: “Dreizehn neue Reptilienrassen von den Ägäischen Inseln”. - Anzeiger der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 89: 251-256.   

  • Schmidtler, J.F. (1986) -  Orientalische Smaragdeidechsen: 2. Über Systematik und Synökologie von Lacerta trilineata, L. media und L. pamphylica. -  Salamandra, Bonn, 22 (2/3): 126-146.    

  • Kornilios P. & Thanou E. & Lymberakis P. & Ilgaz Ç. & Kumlutaş Y. & Leaché A. (2019) -  A phylogenomic resolution for the taxonomy of Aegean green lizards. -  Zoologica Scripta, 49 (1): 14-27.    

 
 
 
 

Lacerta diplochondrodes : 102  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Lacerta diplochondrodes dobrogica  © 2004 Jan van der Voort