Turkey: Southwestern Anatolia in the west part of Antalya Province. Greece: Psomi island (9) northeast of Kastellorizo island. 

Species:

Anatololacerta finikensis  (EISELT & SCHMIDTLER, 1986)

Synonyms:

Lacerta oertzeni budaki   EISELT & SCHMIDTLER, 1986

Lacerta oertzeni finikensis   EISELT & SCHMIDTLER, 1986

Anatololacerta pelasgiana finikensis   MAYER, 2015

Anatololacerta budaki   BELLATI et al., 2015

Anatololacerta budaki   KALAENTZIS et al., 2018

Anatololacerta finikensis   KARAKASI et al., 2021

Common names:

Finike Eidechse (German)
Finike Rock Lizard (English)
Finike Kertenkelesi (Turkish)

Types:

Holotype (Lacerta oertzeni finikensis EISELT & SCHMIDTLER, 1986): NMW 18355
Holotype (Lacerta oertzeni budaki EISELT & SCHMIDTLER, 1986): NMW 26751

Terra Typica:

Approximately 3 km southwest of Finike, by the cave above the coastal road, Antalya Province, Turkey.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Eiselt, J. & Schmidtler, F.J. (1986) -  Der Lacerta danfordi-Komplex -  Spixiana 9 (3): 289-328  

  • Bellati, A. & Carranza, S. & Garcia-Porta, J. & Fasola, M. & Sindaco, R. (2015) -  Cryptic diversity within the Anatololacerta species complex (Squamata: Lacertidae) in the Anatolian Peninsula: Evidence from a multi-locus approach. -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 82 (Part A): 219-233.    

  • Mayer, W. (2015) -  Die Taxa der Familie Lacertidae – eine kommentierte Liste. (Zuletzt aktualisiert am 04.07.2015). -  lacerta.de. 62 pp.  

  • Kalaentzis, K. & Strachinis, I. & Katsiyiannis, P. & Oefinger, P. & Kazilas, C. (2018) -  New records and an updated list of the herpetofauna of Kastellorizo and the adjacent islet Psomi (Dodecanese, SE Greece).  -  Herpetology Notes, 11: 1009-1019.     

  • Karakasi, D. & Ilgaz, Ç. & Kumlutas, Y. & Candan, K. & Güçlü, Ö. & Kankılıç, T. & Beser, N. & Sindaco, R. & Lymberakis, P. & Poulakakis, N. (2021) -  More evidence of cryptic diversity in Anatololacerta species complex Arnold, Arribas and Carranza, 2007 (Squamata: Lacertidae) and re-evaluation of its current taxonomy. -  Amphibia-Reptilia (2021) DOI:10.1163/15685381-bja10045