Iberian emerald lizard

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Iberian Emerald Lizard
Lacerta schreiberi.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Lacerta
Species: L. schreiberi
Binomial name
Lacerta schreiberi
Bedriaga, 1878
Mapa Lacerta schreiberi.png

The Iberian emerald lizard or Schreiber's green lizard (Lacerta schreiberi ) is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to the Iberian Peninsula.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, schreiberi, is in honor of Austrian zoologist Egid Schreiber (1836–1913), author of Herpetologia Europaea (1875).[1]

Geographic range[edit]

Lacerta schreiberi is found in Portugal and Spain.

Habitat[edit]

The natural habitats of L. schreiberi are temperate forests and shrublands, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rivers, and pastureland.

Conservation status[edit]

L. schreiberi is threatened by habitat loss.

Description[edit]

A large species, L. schreiberi measures about 13.5 cm (5.3 in) snout-to-vent (SVL); including the tail, it measures about 38 cm (15 in).

Diet[edit]

L. schreiberi is mainly insectivorous, though it also preys on small lizards like the iberian wall lizard or large psammodromus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Lacerta schreiberi, p. 238).
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-19. Retrieved 2013-11-26. pp156

Sources[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Arnold EN, Burton JA (1978). A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe. London: Collins. 272 pp. + Plates 1-40. ISBN 0-00-219318-3. (Lacerta schreiberi, p. 131 + Plate 20, figures 2a & 2b; Plate 22, figure 2 + Map 66).
  • Bedriaga J (1878). "Herpetologische Studien ". Archiv für Naturgeschichte 44 (1): 259-320. (Lacerta schreiberi, new species, pp. 299–303 + Plate X, figures 3 & 4). (in German and Latin).