Fitzinger's algyroides

Fitzinger's algyroides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Algyroides
Species: A. fitzingeri
Binomial name
Algyroides fitzingeri
(Wiegmann, 1834)
  • Notopholis fitzingeri
    Wiegmann, 1834
  • Lacerta fitzingeri
    A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1839
  • Algiroides fitzingeri
    Bedriaga, 1866
  • Algyroides fitzingeri
    — Engelmann et al., 1993[1][2]

Fitzinger's algyroides or the pygmy algyroides or the pygmy keeled lizard[3] (Algyroides fitzingeri ) is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae.[4]


The specific name, fitzingeri, is in honor of Austrian herpetologist Leopold Fitzinger.[3]

Geographic range

A. fitzingeri is found only in Corsica and Sardinia.[4]


The natural habitats of A. fitzingeri are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, temperate grassland, rocky areas, arable land, pastureland, and rural gardens.[4]

See also


  1. Boulenger GA (1887). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. Lacertidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I-XL. (Algiroides fitzingeri, pp. 45-46).
  2. "Algyroides fitzingeri ". The Reptile Database.
  3. 1 2 Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Algyroides fitzingeri, p. 91).
  4. 1 2 3 Corti C, Cheylan M (2005). Algyroides fitzingeri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 28 July 2007.

Further reading

Media related to Algyroides fitzingeri at Wikimedia Commons

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