Lacerta Linnaeus 1758 (lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Lacertidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Lacertidae according to R. Estes 1983

See also Böhme 2008, Böhme 2010, Carroll 1988, Cernansky et al. 2015, d'Orbigny 1849, Frank and Ramus 1996, Kotsakis 1977, Venczel and Stiuca 2008 and Vianey-Liaud et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Acanthodactylus, Amblyolacerta, Archaeolacerta, Cernaycerta, Cryptolacerta, Dormaalisaurus, Dracaenosaurus, Edlartetia, Eremias, Escampcerta, Gallotia, Gallotiinae, Gracilicerta, Mediolacerta, Miolacerta, Plesiolacerta, Podarcis, Psammodromus, Pseudeumeces, Quercycerta, Succinilacerta, Takydromus, Tropidosaura

Subtaxa: Lacerta agilis Lacerta filholi Lacerta poncenatensis Lacerta viridis

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Croatia (1 collection), France (7), Georgia (1), Germany (5), Greece (4), Hungary (9), Italy (13), Malta (1), Monaco (1), the Netherlands (1), Poland (6), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (7), the United Kingdom (6)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (3), Spain (1)

• Pliocene of Austria (2), France (1), Hungary (6), Moldova (1), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (3), Ukraine (2)

• MN 13 of Ukraine (1)

• Miocene of Austria (6), the Czech Republic (3), France (2), Germany (10), Hungary (7), Italy (7), Mongolia (2), Romania (3), Slovakia (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (2)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), France (8), Germany (1), Mongolia (7)

Total: 148 collections including 181 occurrences

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