Podarcis filfolensis kieselbachi Fejérváry, 1924

Selmunett lizard, St Paul's Island wall lizard



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lacerta muralis kieselbachi Fejérváry, 1924 (original combination)


Conservation Status


Last record: 2005



Selmunett (Island) (=St. Paul's Island), Malta


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Fejérváry, Géza Gyula. (1924). Preliminary notes to a monograph of the lacertian fauna of the Maltese Island. Biol. Hungar., Budapest 1(5): 1-14.


Other references:

Borg, M. J. (1989). Aspects of the biology of Podarcis filfolensis. Unpublished B.Ed. dissertation, Faculty of Education, University of Malta, Malta; viii + 130 pp.

Despott, G. (1915). The Reptiles on the Maltese Islands. The Zoologist (London) 891(19): 321-327.

Sciberras, Arnold. (2005). Observation on the endangered population of the Maltese wall lizard of Selmunett island ([i]Podarcis filfolensis kieselbachi[/i]). Unpublished work, presented to the chamber of young scientists of Malta at 4- 10th April and to the Belgian Science expo on 26 April to 1 May.

Sciberras, Arnold and Schembri, Patrick J. (2003). Observations on the population of the Maltese Wall lizard on Il-Gzejjer Ta' Selmunett ([i]Podarcis filfolensis kieselbachi[/i]). Unpublished media report.

Sciberras, Arnold and Schembri, Patrick J. (2008). Conservation Status of St Paul's Island Wall Lizard ([i]Podarcis filfolensis kieselbachi[/i]). Herpetological Bulletin 105: 28-34.


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