France and Spain / Central Pyrenees, Maubèrme Massif, between the valleys of Aran, Spain and Ariège, France. 


Iberolacerta aranica  (ARRIBAS, 1993)


Iberolacerta aranica  CROCHET et al, 2004

Iberolacerta (Pyrenesaura) aranica  ARRIBAS, 1997

Lacerta bonnali aranica  ARRIBAS, 1993

Common names:

Aran Rock Lizard (English)
Iberische Gebirgseidechse (German)
Lézard montagnard du Val d’Aran (French)
Lagartija Aranesa (Spanish)


Holotype: private collection, OA 92081007, male. 10-8-1992. 2300, m. O. ARRIBAS leg. (Holotype and paratypes are in the author`s scientific collection.). Addional paratypes in NMW.

Terra Typica:

Coll de Barradós, Viella, Vall d`Aràn. Lleida, Spain.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Arribas, O.J. (1993) -  Intraspecific variability of Lacerta (Archaeolacerta) bonnali LANTZ, 1927 (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). -  Herpetozoa, Wien, 6 (3/4): 129-140.    

  • Mayer, W. & Arribas, O.J. (1996) -  Allozyme differentiation and relationship among the Iberian-Pyrenean Mountain lizards (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). -  Herpetozoa, Wien, 9 (1/2): 57-61.    

  • Mayer, W. & Arribas, O. (2003) -  Phylogenetic relationships of the European lacertid genera Archaeolacerta and Iberolacerta and their relartionships to some other ´Archaeolacertae´ (sensu lato) from Near East, derived from mitochondrial DNA sequences. -  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Berlin, 41 (3): 157-161.    

  • Pottier, G. (2016) -  Iberolacerta aranica (Arribas, 1993) Lézard du Val d’Aran; Lagartija aranesa; Aran’s Rock Lizard. -  In: Pottier, G. (ed.): Les reptiles des Pyrénées. pp. 88-95.