Taxonomic and nomenclatural status of Iberian Algyroides (Lacertidae)

  title={Taxonomic and nomenclatural status of Iberian Algyroides (Lacertidae)},
  author={Alberto S{\'a}nchez‐Vialas and Marta Calvo-Revuelta and Jos{\'e} Luis Rubio and F. Palacios and Mario Garc{\'i}a‐Par{\'i}s},
The taxonomy and nomenclature of Iberian Algyroides are problematic. The first taxon described, A. hidalgoi Boscá, 1916, was based on a single specimen that was subsequently lost. The description of the second taxon, A. marchi Valverde, 1958, was based on the comparison of a newly discovered population with the original description of A. hidalgoi. However, A. hidalgoi specimens have never been recorded since for any locality. Therefore, three questions need to be addressed: Is A. hidalgoi Bosc… 

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