Phoenicolacerta kulzeri

Phoenicolacerta kulzeri is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae.[2] The species is endemic to Western Asia.

Phoenicolacerta kulzeri
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Phoenicolacerta
P. kulzeri
Binomial name
Phoenicolacerta kulzeri
  • Lacerta kulzeri
    L. Müller & Wettstein, 1932
  • Lacerta danfordi kulzeri
    — L. Müller & Wettstein, 1933
  • Lacerta laevis kulzeri
    Eiselt & J.F. Schmidtler, 1987
  • Phoenicolacerta kulzeri
    Arnold et al., 2007


The specific name, kulzeri, is in honor of German coleopterist Hans Kulzer (1889-1974), collector of the holotype.[3]

Geographic rangeEdit

P. kulzeri is found in Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.[2]


The natural habitat of P. kulzeri is rocky areas.[2]


P. kulzeri is oviparous.[1]

Conservation statusEdit

P. kulzeri is threatened by habitat loss.[2]


Three subspecies are recognized as being valid, including the nominotypical subspecies.[1]

Nota bene: A trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Phoenicolacerta.


  1. ^ a b c "Phoenicolacerta kulzeri ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ a b c d Disi M, Disi AM, Hraoui-Bloquet S, Sadek R, Werner Y (2005). Phoenicolacerta kulzeri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine Downloaded on 28 July 2007.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Lacerta kulzeri, p. 147).

Further readingEdit

  • Arnold EN, Arribas O, Carranza S (2007). "Systematics of the Palaearctic and Oriental lizard tribe Lacertini (Squamata: Lacertidae: Lacertinae), with descriptions of eight new genera". Zootaxa 1430: 1-86. (Phoenicolacerta kulzeri, new combination, p. 51).
  • Bischoff W, Müller J (1999). "Revision des levantinischen Lacerta laevis/kulzeri-Komplexes: 2. Die Petra-Eidechse Lacerta kulzeri petraea ssp.n. ". Salamandra 35 (4): 243–254. (Lacerta kulzeri petraea, new subspecies). (in German, with an abstract in English).
  • Modrý D, Nečas P, Rifai L, Bischoff W, Hamidan N, Amr Z (2013). "Revision of the “Lacerta” laevis/kulzeri-Complex: 3. The Rock Lizard of Wadi Ramm, Phoenicolacerta kulzeri khazalinsis ssp. n." Vertebrate Zoology 63 (3): 307-312. (Phoenicolacerta kulzeri khazaliensis, new subspecies). (in English, with an abstract in German).
  • Müller L, Wettstein O (1932). "Über eine neue Lacerta-Form aus dem Libanon ". Zoologischer Anzeiger 98: 218–223. (Lacerta kulzeri, new species). (in German).