Fragmented populations in western and central Portugal, northern slopes of the central mountain system of Spain, Coto Doñana in southwestern Spain and the Berlenga Islands in Portugal. 


Podarcis carbonelli  PÉREZ-MELLADO, 1981

Subspecies (2):

Podarcis carbonelli carbonelli  PÉREZ-MELLADO, 1981

Podarcis carbonelli berlengensis  VIVENTE, 1985


Podarcis bocagei carbonelli  PÉREZ-MELLADO, 1981

Podarcis carbonelli  SÁ-SOUSA & HARRIS, 2002

Common names:

Carbonell’s Wall Lizard (English)
Carbonell’s Mauereidechse (German)
Lagartija de Carbonell (Spanish)


carbonelli>: Holotype: MNCN (Madrid)

berlengensis>: Holotype: MNHN-RA 1982.0995 (by original desingation; paratypes: MNHN-RA 1982.0996-1024, MNHn-RA 1982.1025-1039 and MNHN-RA 1983.0001-0005

Terra Typica:

carbonelli>: Laguna de San Marcos, La Alberca, Prov. Salamanca, Spain.

berlengensis>: Berlenga Island, Portugal.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Pérez-Mellado, V. (1981) -  Nuevos datos sobre la sistematica y distribucion de Podarcis bocagei (SEOANE, 1884) (Sauria, Lacertidae) en la Peninsula Iberica. -  Amphibia-Reptilia, 2 (3): 259-265.  

  • Harris, D.J. & Sá-Sousa, P. (2001) -  Species distinction and relationships of the western Iberian Podarcis lizards (Reptilia, Lacertidae) based on morphology and mitochondrial DNA sequences. -  The Herpetological Journal, 11: 129-136.    

  • Sá-Sousa, P. (2009) -  Lagartija de Carbonell – Podarcis carbonelli -  En: Enciclopedia Virtual de los Vertebrados Españoles. Salvador, A., Marco, A. (Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid.  

  • Kaliontzopoulou, A. & Pinho, C. & Harris, D.J. & Carretero, M.A. (2011) -  When cryptic diversity blurs the picture: a cautionary tale from Iberian and North African Podarcis wall lizards. -  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 103 (4): 779–800.    

  • Caeiro-Dias, G. & Brelsford, A. & Crochet, P.A. & Ribeiro, M. & Pinho, C. (2018) -  Differential introgression between two Iberian Podarcis lizards. -  1 p.  

  • Caeiro-Dias, G. & Luis, C. & Pinho, C. & Crochet, P.-A. & Sillero, N. & Kaliontzopoulou, A. (2018) -  Lack of congruence of genetic and niche divergence in Podarcis hispanicus complex. -  J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2018; 1–14. (early view)     


Podarcis carbonelli: 32  pictures (see subspecies level)


Podarcis carbonelli carbonelli  © 2013 John de Jong