Spanish algyroides

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Spanish algyroides
Benny Trapp Algyroides marchi.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Algyroides
Species: A. marchi
Binomial name
Algyroides marchi
Valverde, 1958
Algyroides marchi range Map.png
  • Algiroides marchi Valverde, 1958
  • Algyroides marchi
    Buchholz, 1965[1]

The Spanish algyroides (Algyroides marchi ),[2] also commonly known as the Spanish keeled lizard or Valverde's lizard,[3] is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae.[2]


The specific name, marchi, is in honor of Spanish businessman Juan March Ordinas.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

A. marchi is endemic to S.E. Spain.[2]


The natural habitats of the Spanish algyroides are temperate forests, rivers, and rocky areas.[2]

Conservation status[edit]

A. marchi is threatened by habitat loss.[2]


  1. ^ "Algyroides marchi ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ a b c d e Pérez-Mellado V, Marquez R. 2005. Algyroides marchi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 July 2007.
  3. ^ a b Beolens B, Watson M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Algyroides marchi, p. 168).

Further reading[edit]

  • Arnold EN, Burton JA. 1978. A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe. London: Collins. 272 pp. + Plates 1-40. ISBN 0-00-219318-3. (Algyroides marchi, pp. 118–119 + Plate 18 + Map 59).
  • Buchholz KF. 1965. "Zur Kenntnis des Genus Algyroides (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in Spanien ". Bonner Zoologische Beiträge, Zoologische Forschunginstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn 15: 239-246. (Algyroides marchi, pp. 243–244). (in German).
  • Valverde JA. 1958. "Una nueva lagartija del género Algiroides Bribron [sic] procedente de la Sierra de Cazorla (Sur de España)". Archivos del Instituto de Aclimatación de Almería 7: 127-134. (Algiroides marchi, new species). (in Spanish).