France, Spain and Andorra / eastern Pyrenees, massifs of Montroig, Pica d’Estats, Coma Pedrosa and Sorteny. 


Iberolacerta aurelioi  (ARRIBAS, 1994)


Iberolacerta aurelioi  CROCHET et al, 2004

Lacerta aurelioi  ARRIBAS, 1994

Iberolacerta (Pyrenesaura) aurelioi  ARRIBAS, 1997

Common names:

Aurelio’s Rock Lizard (English)
Aurelio’s Gebirgseidechse (German)
Lézard d’Aurelio (French)
Lagartija Pallaresa (Spanish)


Holotype: private collection, given as CA 91070110 (apparently meaning “collection Arribas”; paratypes: MRSN

Terra Typica:

Pica d’Estats, Pyrenees (2400 m elevation).

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Arribas, O.J. (1994) -  Una nueva especie de lagartija de los Pirineos Orientales: Lacerta (Archaeolacerta) aurelioi sp. nov. (Reptilia: Lacertidae). -  Bollettino del Museo regionale di Scienze naturali, Torino, 12 (1): 327-351.  

  • Mayer, W. & Arribas, O.J. (1996) -  Allozyme differentiation and relationship among the Iberian-Pyrenean Mountain lizards (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). -  Herpetozoa, Wien, 9 (1/2): 57-61.    

  • Mayer, W. & Arribas, O. (2003) -  Phylogenetic relationships of the European lacertid genera Archaeolacerta and Iberolacerta and their relartionships to some other ´Archaeolacertae´ (sensu lato) from Near East, derived from mitochondrial DNA sequences. -  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Berlin, 41 (3): 157-161.