Gallotia simonyi simonyi Steindachner, 1889

Rogue Chico de Salmor giant lizard

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lacerta simonyi Steindachner, 1889

 

The subspecies G. s. machadoi may be invalid (Maas, 2010), hence this subspecies may be 'rediscovered' in the future.

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1930?

 

The subspecies G. s. machadoi may be invalid (Maas, 2010), hence this subspecies may be 'rediscovered' in the future.

 

Distribution

El Roque Chico de Salmor islet, the Canary Islands

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Barahona, F., S.E. Evans, J.A. Mateo, M. García-Márquez and L.F. López-Jurado. 2000. Endemism, gigantism and extinction in island lizards: the genus Gallotia on the Canary Islands. Journal of Zoology, Volume 250, Page 373. [relevant citation?]

Böhme, W. & Bings, Werner (1975): Zur Frage des Überlebens von Lacerta s. simonyi Steindachner. Salamandra 11(1): 39-46.

Diaz, Carlos Naeslund & Bischoff, Wolfgang (1994): Studien am Roque Chico de Salmor bei El Hierro (Kanaren): 1. Mögliche Ursachen für das Aussterben von Gallotia simonyi, 2. Die Artzugehörigkeit seiner Geckos (Tarentola). Salamandra 30(4): 246-253.

Maas, P. H. J. (2010). Rogue Chico de Salmor Giant Lizard - Gallotia simonyi simonyi. In: TSEW (2010). The Sixth Extinction Website. (https://www.petermaas.nl/extinct). Downloaded on December 11, 2010.

Rodríguez, Domínguez, Castillo, C., Coello, J. J. and Molina-Borja, M. (1998). Morphological variation in the lacertid Gallotia simonyi machadoi and a comparison with the extinct Gallotia simonyi simonyi from El Hierro (Canary Islands). Herpetological Journal 8: 85-91.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roque_Chico_de_Salmor_giant_lizard

 

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