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Psammodromus algirus (Algerian Psammodromus)

Synonyms: Lacerta algira; Pantodactylus nicefori; Psammodromus jeanneae; Psammodromus manuelae; Troidosaurus algira var. nolli; Tropidosaura algira

Wikipedia Abstract

The large psammodromus (Psammodromus algirus) is a species of lizard in the Lacertidae family. It is found in Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, and Tunisia.Its natural habitats are temperate forests, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, sandy shores, arable land, pastureland, plantations, and rural gardens.It is threatened by habitat loss.It commonly reaches a length of about 10 to 15 cm.
View Wikipedia Record: Psammodromus algirus

Infraspecies

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  9.1 grams
Speed [2]  5.65 MPH (2.525 m/s)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Cantabrian mixed forests Spain, Portugal Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Crete Mediterranean forests Greece Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
East European forest steppe Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Euxine-Colchic broadleaf forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Iberian conifer forests Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests Spain, Portugal Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mediterranean acacia-argania dry woodlands and succulent thickets Morocco, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mediterranean conifer and mixed forests Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Mediterranean dry woodlands and steppe Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mediterranean High Atlas juniper steppe Morocco Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Mediterranean woodlands and forests Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
North Saharan steppe and woodlands Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Northeastern Spain and Southern France Mediterranean forests France, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Northwest Iberian montane forests Portugal, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Northwest Russian-Novaya Zemlya tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Pontic steppe Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Pyrenees conifer and mixed forests Spain, France, Andorra Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeastern Iberian shrubs and woodlands Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests France, Italy Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Arcipelago delle Pelagie - area marina e terrestre 31419 Italy    
CABO DE GATA-NIJAR 122347 Spain  
Calamocarro-Benzú 1487 Spain  
DESFILADEROS DEL RÍO JALÓN 41432 Spain  
DESFILADEROS DEL RÍO MARTÍN 110851 Spain  
DESIERTO DE TABERNAS 28326 Spain  
DOÑANA 281453 Spain  
ESTEPAS DE BELCHITE-EL PLANERON-LA LOMAZA 58678 Spain  
LA SERENA Y SIERRAS PERIFÉRICAS 379806 Spain  
LOMA LA NEGRA - BARDENAS 15857 Spain  
MATARRAÑA - AIGUABARREIX 90747 Spain  
Parc National de Djebel Bou-Hedma National Park II 41580 Tunisia  
Paul do Boquilobo Biosphere Reserve Nature Reserve IV 1352 Portugal  
PUNTA ENTINAS-SABINAR 4806 Spain  
RÍO GUADALOPE - MAESTRAZGO 133800 Spain  
RÍO HUERVA Y LAS PLANAS 74804 Spain  
Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar 2040 Spain  
SERRETA DE TRAMACED 8436 Spain  
SIERRA DE ALCUBIERRE 103846 Spain  
SIERRA DE CANCIÁS - SILVES 19573 Spain  
SIERRA DE MORALEJA Y PIEDRA SANTA 7194 Spain  
SIERRA DE SIRUELA 16336 Spain  
Sierra Espuña 43691 Spain  
SIERRA NORTE 438558 Spain  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No

Predators

Circaetus gallicus (Short-toed Snake Eagle)[3]
Coronella girondica (Southern Smooth Snake)[4]
Hemorrhois hippocrepis (Horseshoe Snake)[5]
Vipera latastei (Lataste’s Viper)[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Diplopylidium acanthotetra[7]
Parapharyngodon echinatus <Unverified Name>[7]

Range Map

Italy (limited to the Isolotto dei Conigli near Lampedusa, Sicily) [E. RAZZETTI, pers. comm.]), Portugal, Spain (incl. Mallorca), S France N Tunisia, N Algeria, Morocco Terra typica: Mauritania; Spain (Cádiz) Terra typica: 25.6 km NE of Facinas (36° 08 N, 5° 42 W) along CA-221, Cádiz Province, Spain, elevation ca. 200 m.; Spain (around Madrid) Terra typica: Manzanares el Real, Madrid Province, Spain, 40°44' N, 3° 52' W.;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Length–weight allometries in lizards, S. Meiri, Journal of Zoology 281 (2010) 218–226
2Evolution of Sprint Speed in Lacertid Lizards: Morphological, Physiological and Behavioral Covariation, Dirk Bauwens, Theodore Garland, Jr., Aurora M. Castilla, Raoul Van Damme, Evolution, Volume 49, Issue 5 (Oct. 1995), 848-863
3Prey and prey-size selection by the short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus) during the breeding season in Granada (south-eastern Spain), José M. Gil, Juan M. Pleguezuelos, J. Zool., Lond. (2001) 255, 131-137
4Geographic variation in the diet composition of a secretive Mediterranean colubrid snake: Coronella girondica from Spain and Italy, Luca Luiselli, Juan M. Pleguezuelos, Massimo Capula, Carmen Villafranca, Ital. J. Zool., 68: 57-60 (2001)
5Body size, diet and reproductive ecology of Coluber hippocrepis in the Rif (Northern Morocco), Juan M. Pleguezuelos, Soumia Fahd, Amphibia-Reptilia 25: 287-302 (2004)
6Prey availability drives geographic dietary differences of a Mediterranean predator, the Lataste’s viper (Vipera latastei), Xavier Santos, Juan M. Pleguezuelos, José C. Brito, Gustavo A. Llorente, Xavier Parellada & Soumia Fahd, HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL 18: 16–22, 2008
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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