Large psammodromus

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Large psammodromus
Psammodromus algirus - 01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Lacertidae
Subfamily: Gallotiinae
Genus: Psammodromus
Species: P. algirus
Binomial name
Psammodromus algirus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms

The large psammodromus (Psammodromus algirus) is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae.

Geographic range[edit]

P. algirus is found in Algeria, France, Gibraltar, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, and Tunisia.[1]

Habitat[edit]

The natural habitats of P. algirus are temperate forests, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, sandy shores, arable land, pastureland, plantations, and rural gardens. (Miras et al. 2005)

Conservation status[edit]

P. algirus is threatened by habitat loss. (Miras et al. 2005)

Description[edit]

P. algirus commonly reaches a length of about 10 to 15 cm.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Psammodromus algirus ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ http://www.biodiversidadvirtual.org/reptiles/Psammodromus-algirus.-img13424.html

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. (Psammodromus algirus, pp. 120–121 + Plate 17, figure 2 + Map 61).
  • Boulenger GA. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. Lacertidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I-XXVII. (Psammodromus algirus, new combination, p. 50).
  • Linnaeus C. 1758. Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, diferentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio Decima, Reformata. Stockholm: L. Salvius. 824 pp. (Lacerta algira, new species, p. 203). (in Latin).

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