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Phoenicolacerta troodica

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata

Subordo: Lacertoidea
Infraordo: Lacertibaenia

Familia: Lacertidae
Subfamilia: Lacertinae
Genus: Phoenicolacerta
Species: Phoenicolacerta troodica

Phoenicolacerta troodica (Werner, 1936)

Syntypes (5): NMW 16015:1-5.

Type locality: “Platraes”, Cyprus.

Lacerta laevis troodica Werner, 1936: 655 [original combination]
Phoenicolacerta troodica — Arnold, Arribas & Carranza, 2007: 51 [subsequent combination]

Primary references

Werner, F. 1936. Reptiles from Mount Troodos, Cyprus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 106(3): 655–658. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1936.tb06278.x
Arnold, E.N., Arribas, O. & Carranza, S. 2007. Systematics of the Palaearctic and Oriental lizard tribe Lacertini (Squamata: Lacertidae: Lacertinae), with descriptions of eight new genera. Zootaxa 1430: 1–86. Abstract & excerpt. Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Phoenicolacerta troodica. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 11 April 2019.
Lymberakis, P. 2009. IUCN: Phoenicolacerta troodica (Least Concern). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T157276A5067952. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009.RLTS.T157276A5067952.en

Vernacular names
English: Cypriote Wall Lizard

Phoenicolacerta troodica is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. It is endemic to Cyprus,[1][2] where it is common and widespread.[1]
Habitat and conservation

Its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas, rural areas and possibly more urban ones. Its population is stable.[1]

Its length is up to 22cm, with males slightly larger than females. Tail length is between 2–2.3 times body length.[3]

Petros Lymberakis (2009). "Phoenicolacerta troodica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2009: e.T157276A5067952. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009.RLTS.T157276A5067952.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
Phoenicolacerta troodica at the Reptile Database. Accessed 31 January 2022.
Sparrow, David J; Baier, Felix (2016). Sparrow, David J.; John, Eddie (eds.). An Introduction to the Wildlife of Cyprus. Terra Cypria. ISBN 978-9963-601-45-5.

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