Slovenia, Austria (southern Carinthia) and north-eastern Italy (Po Valley), parts of north-west Croatia down to Plitvice. 


Zootoca carniolica  MAYER et al., 2000


Lacerta vivipara  VON JACQUIN, 1787

Zootoca vivipara carniolica  MAYER et al., 2000

Zootoca vivipara  (LICHTENSTEIN, 1823)


Holotype: ZFMK 68438, paratypes in NMW and MCSNT

Terra Typica:

Mt. Sneznik: 8 km SE Masun village, 1250 m elevation, Slovenia.

Taxonomic notes:

Is laying eggs.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Mayer, W. & Böhme, W. & Tiedemann, F. & Bischoff, W. (2000) -  On oviparous populations of Zootoca vivipara (JACQUIN, 1787) in south-eastern Central Europe and their phylogenetic relationshoip to neighbouring viviparous and South-west European oviparous populations (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). -  Herpetozoa, Wien, 13 (1/2): 59-69.    

  • Cornetti, L. & Belluardo, F. & Ghielmi, S. & Ficetola, G.F. & Bertorelle, G. & Vernesi, C. & Mauffe, H.C. (2015) -  Reproductive isolation between oviparous and viviparous lineages of the Eurasian common lizard Zootoca vivipara in a contact zone. -  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 114 (3): 566-573.