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


Madeiran Wall Lizard

Madeira-Mauereidechse, Madeira-Eidechse


1838 Teira Gray (type species: Lacerta dugesii Milne-Edwards 1829)
1843 Alsodromus Fitzinger [nomen nudum] (type species: Lacerta maderensis Fitzinger 1826 [nomen nudum]; syn. Mertens & Wermuth 1960)
Contents: 1 species, which is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym or subgenus of Lacerta or, more recently, Podarcis. Revalidated as separate genus by Mayer & Bischoff (1996). However, some authors prefer to retain Teira as a subgenus of Lacerta (e.g., Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008).
Distribution: As for the single species.

Teira dugesii

Madeiran Wall Lizard, Madeiran Lizard

Madeira-Mauereidechse, Madeira-Eidechse


1829 Lacerta dugesii Milne-Edwards
Podarcis dugesii Richter 1980
Teira dugesii Mayer & Bischoff 1996
1838 Teira punctata Gray (Bischoff (ed.) 1998)
1938 Lacerta dugesii mauli Mertens (Bischoff, Osenegg & Mayer 1989)
1989 Podarcis dugesii jogeri Bischoff, Osenegg & Mayer (Bischoff, Osenegg & Mayer 1989)
1989 Podarcis dugesii selvagensis Bischoff, Osenegg & Mayer (Bischoff, Osenegg & Mayer 1989)

Introduced to: Portugal (Azores, mainland), United Kingdom (England).
Distribution: Madeira (incl. Selvagens Islands).