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Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Lacertidae
Bibliography of the genus Algyroides
Biodiversity of the family Lacertidae


Keeled Lizards

Kieleidechsen, Kielechsen


1833 Algyroides Bibron & Bory (type species: Algyroides moreoticus Bibron & Bory 1833)
1834 Notopholis Wiegmann [not Notopholis Wiegmann 1830 (Reptilia: Lacertidae)] (type species: Notopholis fitzingeri Wiegmann 1834; syn. Arnold, Arribas & Carranza 2007)
1839 Algiroides Dumeril & Bibron [invalid emendation] (Arnold, Arribas & Carranza 2007)
1843 Tropidopholis Fitzinger [substitute name for Notopholis Wiegmann 1834; not Wiegmann 1830]
1868 Endromius Gistel (type species: Algyroides moreoticus Bibron & Bory 1833; syn. Arnold, Arribas & Carranza 2007)
Contents: 4 species, of which 2 (50.0%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included Adolfus.
Distribution: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, France (Corsica), Greece, Italy (incl. Sardinia), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain.

Algyroides fitzingeri

Pygmy Keeled Lizard, (Fitzinger's Algyroides)

Zwerg-Kieleidechse, Tyrrhenische Kieleidechse


1834 Notopholis fitzingeri Wiegmann
Lacerta fitzingeri Duméril & Bibron 1839
Algiroides fitzingeri Bedriaga 1886
1952 Algyroides fitzingeri logudorensis Taddei (Böhme (ed.) 1981)

Distribution: France (Corsica), Italy (Sardinia).

Algyroides fitzingeri
© Henrik Bringsøe

Algyroides marchi

Spanish Keeled Lizard, Spanish Algyroides, Spanish Lizard

Spanische Kieleidechse

Spansk Kølfirben

1916 Algiroides hidalgoi Boscá (see remarks)
1958 Algiroides marchi Valverde
1964 Algyroides marchi niethammeri Buchholz (Böhme (ed.) 1981)

Remarks: Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta & García-París (2018) showed that marchi is identical with the earlier described Algiroides hidalgoi Boscá 1916, previously considered a taxon of uncertain status (e.g., Buchholz 1964; Salvador & Palacios 1981). Consequently, they synonymized the former taxon with the latter, to comply with the rules of priority. The taxonomy is provisionally left unchanged herein, since the name marchi has been used in a large number of publications, which could call for a suppression of hidalgoi.
Distribution: Spain.

Algyroides moreoticus

Greek Keeled Lizard

Griechische Kieleidechse, Peloponnesische Kieleidechse, Ionische Kieleidechse

Græsk Kølfirben

1833 Algiroides moreoticus Bibron & Bory
Lacerta moreotica Duméril & Bibron 1839
Notopholis moreotica Bonaparte 1840
1886 Algiroides moreoticus doriae Bedriaga (Böhme (ed.) 1981)

Distribution: Greece.

Algyroides moreoticus
© Henrik Bringsøe

Algyroides nigropunctatus

Blue-throated Keeled Lizard, Splendid Keeled Lizard, Dalmatian Keeled Lizard

Pracht-Kieleidechse, Blaukehlige Kieleidechse

Dalmatisk Kølfirben, Sortplettet Kølfirben

1839 Lacerta nigro-punctata Dumeril & Bibron
Notopholis nigropunctata Bonaparte 1840
Algiroides nigropunctatus Bedriaga 1886
1840 Lacerta schreibersii Schinz (Böhme (ed.) 1981)
1919 Algiroides nigropunctatus concolor Bolkay (Böhme (ed.) 1981)
1986 Algyroides nigropunctatus kephallithacius Keymar (Sindaco & Eremchenko 2008)

Distribution: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia.

Algyroides nigropunctatus
© Henrik Bringsøe