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Podarcis carbonelli

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA LACERTIDAE

Scientific Name: Podarcis carbonelli
Species Authority: Pérez Mellado, 1981
Common Name(s):
Spanish Lagartija de Carbonell
Synonym(s):
Podarcis bocagei subspecies carbonelli Perez Mellado, 1981
Podarcis carbonellae Perez Mellado, 1981
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon was formerly a subspecies of Podarcis bocagei, but was raised to species rank (Sá-Sousa 2000a, Sá-Sousa and Harris 2002) based on genetic differences (see also: Harris et al. 2002; Harris and Sá-Sousa 2001, 2002; Pinho et al. 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-12-14
Assessor(s): Paulo Sá-Sousa, Valentin Pérez-Mellado, Iñigo Martínez-Solano
Reviewer(s): Cox, N. and Temple, H.J. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in its Extent of Occurrence, in its Area of Occupancy, in the extent and quality of its habitat, in the number of locations, and in the number of mature individuals.
History:
2006 Endangered (IUCN 2006)
2006 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs only in highly fragmented populations in western and central Portugal, occurring more contiguously in Aveiro in central Portugal. In western Portugal it occurs down to sea-level in many fragmented sites, while in central Portugal it occurs in hilly sites above 500m. In Spain it is known from two areas in on the northern slopes of the central mountain system at 500-1,200m. It also occurs at Coto Doñana in southwestern Spain at sea-level, and on the Berlenga Islands in Portugal (as a separate subspecies, P.c. berlengensis).
Countries:
Native:
Portugal; Spain
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Population [top]

Population: It can be common in suitable habitat. The southern populations are generally very small, but can be abundant in tiny areas. However, many populations are probably in decline, especially in the south of its range.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In Spain and central Portugal it occurs in oak forest. At sea-level it lives only in sand dunes. It lays one to three egg clutches a year, with one to five eggs in each.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The southern populations are almost certainly at risk from climate change. Loss of habitat due to touristic developments in the south, and wood plantations (pine) in central Portugal are also serious threats. Fires are an additional threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Many of the southern populations are protected (including in the Coto Doñana National Park). In central Portugal and Spain, some populations are in natural parks.

Bibliography [top]

Andreu, A., Bea, A., Braña, F., Galán, P., López-Jurado, L.F., Pérez-Mellado, V., Pleguezuelos, J.M. and Salvador, A. 1998. Fauna Ibérica. Reptiles. 10: 1-705.

Harris, D.J. and Sá-Sousa, P. 2001. Species distinction and relationships of the western Iberian Podarcis lizards (Reptilia, Lacertidae) based on morphology and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Herpetological Journal: 129-136.

Harris, D.J. and Sá-Sousa, P. 2002. Molecular phylogenetics of Iberian wall lizards (Podarcis): is Podarcis hispanica a species complex? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution: 75-81.

Harris, D.J., Carranza, S., Arnold, E.N., Pinho, C. and Ferrand, N. 2002. Complex biogeographical distribution of genetic variation within Podarcis wall lizards across the Strait of Gibraltar. Journal of Biogeography: 1257-1262.

IUCN. 2009. European Species on the IUCN Red List. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/europe. (Accessed: 22 June 2009).

Malkmus, R. 2004. Amphibians and reptiles of Portugal, Madeira and the Azores-archipelago. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Ruggell (Germany).

Pérez-Mellado, V. 1981. La lagartija de Bocage, Podarcis bocagei (Seoane,1884): primeros datos sobre su distribución, colorido y ecología. Amphibia-Reptilia: 253-268.

Pérez-Mellado, V. 1981. Nuevos datos sobre la sistemática y distribución de Podarcis bocagei (Seoane,1884) (Sauria, Lacertidae) en la Península Ibérica. Amphibia-Reptilia: 259-265.

Pérez-Mellado, V. 1986. Podarcis bocagei - Nordwestsibirische Mauereidechse. In: Böhme, W. (ed.), Handbuch der Reptilien und Amphibien Europas, Band 2/II., Echsen III (Podarcis)., pp. 15-24. Aula-Verlag, Wiesbaden.

Pinho, C., Harris, D.J. and Ferrand, N. 2003. Genetic polymorphism of 11 allozyme loci in populations of wall lizards (Podarcis sp.) from the Iberian peninsula and North Africa. Biochemical Genetics: 343-359.

Sá-Sousa, P. 2000. Distribución de la lagartija Podarcis carbonelli (Pérez-Mellado, 1981) en Portugal. Boletín de la Asociación herpetológica española: 12-16.

Sá-Sousa, P. and Harris, D.J. 2002. Podarcis carbonelli Perez-Mellado, 1981 is a distinct species. Amphibia-Reptilia: 459-468.

Sindaco, R. and Jeremčenko, V.K. 2008. The Reptiles of the Western Palearctic. 1. Annotated Checklist and Distributional atlas of the turtles, crocodiles, amphisbaenians and lizards of Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy).


Citation: Paulo Sá-Sousa, Valentin Pérez-Mellado, Iñigo Martínez-Solano 2009. Podarcis carbonelli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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