Northwestern Iberia. 


Podarcis lusitanicus  GENIEZ et al., 2014

Population (1):

Podarcis lusitanicus Picos/Liébana Population 


Lacerta oxycephala var. hispanica  STEINDACHNER, 1870

Podarcis hispanica lusitanica  GENIEZ, 2001

Podarcis hispanica type 1A  PINHO et al, 2008

Podarcis guadarramae lusitanicus  GENIEZ et al., 2014


Holotype: MNHN 2012.0263 (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, formerly BEV.3987), holotype by present designation; an adult male collected in May 1985 by C.P. Guillaume, P. Geniez, U. Mathis and J. Magraner (Fig. 7). Paratypes: RMNH RENA 35253, 35297, 35317, males from a quarry in Coto de Caza San Martin near Ardia (Spain, province of Pontevedra) [42.4553°N / 8.8744°W]; EBD.16033, female from Hío, near Cangas (Spain, province of Pontevedra) [42.271°N / 8°.830°W]; EBD.9247, 9252, males, EBD.9249- 9251, females, from Pouso da Serra, Donón (province of Pontevedra) [42.275°N / 8.847°W]; BEV.6299-6307, males, BEV.6308, female, from Vila Real (Portugal, district of Vila Real) [41.310°N / 7.839°W]

Terra Typica:

Póvoa de Varzim, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Taxonomic notes:

An unknown subspecies is observed by GENIEZ et al, 2014.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Boscá, E. (1916) -  Dos observaciónes a propósito de la Lacerta muralis en España. -  Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, 16: 327-330.  

  • Geniez, P. & Sá-Sousa, P. & Guillaume, C.P. & Cluchier, A. & Crochet, P.-A. (2014) -  Systematics of the Podarcis hispanicus complex (Sauria, Lacertidae) III: valid nomina of the western and central Iberian forms. -  Zootaxa, 3794 (1): 1–51.    

  • Caeiro-Dias, G. & Rocha, S. & Couto, A. & Pereira, C. & Brelsford, A. & Crochet, P.-A. & Pinho, C. (2021) -  Nuclear phylogenies and genomics of a contact zone establish the species rank of Podarcis lusitanicus (Squamata, Lacertidae) -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 164 (2021) 107270    


Podarcis lusitanicus: 39  pictures (see subspecies level)


Podarcis lusitanicus  © 2011 Birgit & Peter Oefinger