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

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


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.


Algyroides; Lacertidae; lizards; introduction; Greece

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