Turkey: Anatolia. Greece: Samos, Ikaria, Rhodes and the surrounding islands. 


Anatololacerta ARNOLD et al., 2007

Species (3):

Anatololacerta anatolica  (WERNER, 1900)

Anatololacerta danfordi  (GÜNTHER, 1876)

Anatololacerta pelasgiana  (MERTENS, 1959)


Recently two independent genetic studies (CANDAN et al. 2014 BELLATI et al. 2015) were published to lizards of the genus. Unfortunately, both studies cover only parts of the area and there were mainly different DNA segments studied. BELLATI et al. propose considerable taxonomic changes compared to the previous classification of the genus (EISELT & SCHMIDTLER 1987). The majority of them does not seem justified ausreichernd. In the following list, therefore, the concept of EISELT & SCHMIDTLER maintained basically, but, as Bellati et al. suggested, the lizards from Ikaria island are placed within A. anatolica, and the remainder lizards of the previously A. oertzeni become A. pelasgiana..
Werner Mayer, 2015


Anatololacerta: 216  pictures (see species level)


Anatololacerta pelasgiana ibrahimi  © 2010 Udo Hösch