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Algyroides nigropunctatus (Squamata: Lacertidae) in the City of Athens: An Unexpected Finding

Aris Deimezis-Tsikoutas, Grigoris Kapsalas, Antonis Antonopoulos, Ilias Strachinis, Panayiotis Pafilis

Abstract


A small but growing population of the Dalmatian Algyroides (Algyroides nigropunctatus) was found in a suburb of Athens (Greece), a long way from the species’ known range. This apparently introduced population increases the number of new lizard species documented in the Athens metropolitan area during the past few years.

Keywords


Algyroides; Lacertidae; lizards; introduction; Greece

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2020-27-3-172-174

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