Southern Bulgaria, southern Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, and Greece including many of the Aegean Islands. 

Species:

erhardii  (BEDRIAGA, 1882)

Subspecies (20):

erhardii erhardii  (BEDRIAGA, 1882)

erhardii amorgensis  (WERNER, 1933)

erhardii biinsulicola  (WETTSTEIN, 1937)

erhardii buchholzi  (WETTSTEIN, 1956)

erhardii kinarensis  (WETTSTEIN, 1937)

erhardii levithensis  (WETTSTEIN, 1937)

erhardii livadiacus  (WERNER, 1902)

erhardii makariaisi  (WETTSTEIN, 1956)

erhardii megalophthenae  (WETTSTEIN, 1937)

erhardii mykonensis  (WERNER, 1933)

erhardii naxensis  (WERNER, 1899)

erhardii ophidusae  (WETTSTEIN, 1937)

erhardii pachiae  (WETTSTEIN, 1937)

erhardii phytiusae  (WETTSTEIN, 1937)

erhardii riveti  (CHABANAUD, 1919)

erhardii ruthveni  (WERNER, 1930)

erhardii subobscurus  (WETTSTEIN, 1937)

erhardii syrinae  (WETTSTEIN, 1937)

erhardii thermiensis  (WERNER, 1935)

erhardii zafranae  (WETTSTEIN, 1937)

Population (1):

erhardii Santorin Population 

Synonyms:

Lacerta uralis subsp. fusca var. erhardii  BEDRIAGA, 1882

Podarcis erhardi  ENGELMANN et al, 1993

Common names:

Erhard’s Wall Lizard (English)
Ägäische Mauereidechse (German)
Kykladen-Mauereidechse (German)
Σιλιβούτι (Greek)


Taxonomic notes:

In this species, too, a vast number of subspecies have been described on the basis of completely inadequate material (especially by WETTSTEIN). Although two molecular analyses of this species are available, the authors have avoided drawing taxonomic conclusions from their results. The subspecies are therefore listed in full. The populations of Crete and its marginal islands as well as two islets north of the island of Andikithira (between the Peloponnese and Crete) were separated from P. erhardii as independent species (P. cretensis and P. levendis).

WERNER MAYER, 2015


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Bedriaga, J. von (1882) -  Die Amphibien und Reptilien Griechlands. 195 pp. -  Moscow, 1882  

  • Wettstein, O. (1953) -  Herpetologia aegaea. -  Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Wien, Abteilung 1, 162 (9/10): 651-833.   

  • Poulakakis, N. & Lymberakis, P. & Antoniou, A. & Chalkia, D. & Zouros, E. & Mylanos, M. & Valakos, E. (2003) -  Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the wall lizard Podarcis erhardii (Squamata: Lacertoidae). -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 28 (1): 38-46.    

  • Poulakakis, N. & Lymberakis, P. & Valakos, E. & Zouros, E. & Mylonas, M. (2005) -  Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of Podarcis species from the Balkan Peninsula, by bayesian and maximum likelihood analyses of mitochondrial DNA sequences.  -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 37 (3): 845-857.    

  • Lymberakis, P. & Poulakakis, N. & Kaliontzopoulou, A. & Valakos, E. & Mylonas, M. (2008) -  Two new species of Podarcis (Squamata; Lacertidae) from Greece. -  Systematics and Biodiversity, 6 (3): 307–318.    

  • Hurston, H. & Voith, L. & Bonanno, J. & Foufopoulos, J. & Pafilis, P. & Valakos, E. & Anthony, N. (2009) -  Effects of fragmentation on genetic diversity in island populations of the Aegean wall lizard Podarcis erhardii (Lacertidae, Reptilia). -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 52 (2): 395-405.    

 
 
 
 

erhardii: 372  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Podarcis erhardii mykonensis  © 2016 Nick Moore