Gallotia

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Gallotia caesaris

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Lacertibaenia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata

Subordo: Lacertoidea
Infraordo: Lacertibaenia

Familia: Lacertidae
Subfamilia: Gallotiinae
Genus: Gallotia
Species (8 + †1): G. atlantica – G. auaritae – G. bravoana – G. caesaris – G. galloti – †G. goliath – G. intermedia – G. simonyi – G. stehlini

Name[edit]

Type species: Lacerta galloti Oudart, 1839, by subsequent designation.

Combinations[edit]

  • Lacerta (Gallotia) Boulenger, 1916: 3 [as subgenus]
  • GallotiaArnold, 1973: 349 [elevate to genus]

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Barahona, F., Evans, S.E., Mateo, J.A., García-Márquez, M. & López-Jurado, L.F. 2000. Endemism, gigantism and extinction in island lizards: the genus Gallotia on the Canary Islands. Journal of Zoology 250(3): 373–388. doi: 10.1017/S0952836900003101
  • Maca-Meyer, N., Carranza, S., Rando, J.C., Arnold, E.N. & Cabrera, V.M. 2003. Status and relationships of the extinct giant Canary Island lizard Gallotia goliath (Reptilia: Lacertidae), assessed using ancient mtDNA from its mummified remains. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 80(4): 659–670. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2003.00265.x
  • Cox, S.C., Carranza S. & Brown R.P. 2010. Divergence times and colonization of the Canary Islands by Gallotia lizards. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56(2): 747–757. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.03.020
  • Mateo, J.A., Crochet, P.-A. & Afonso, O.M. 2011. The species diversity of the genus Gallotia (Sauria: Lacertidae) during the Holocene on La Gomera (Canary Islands) and the Latin names of Gomeran giant lizards. Zootaxa 2755: 66–68. Preview.