East Central Europe and the largest part of the Balkans. 


Lacerta viridis viridis  (LAURENTI, 1768)


Lacerta viridis brandenburgiensis  HECHT 1930

Terra Typica:

Type locality: Vienna, Austria

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Laurenti, J.N,. (1768) -  Description of Seps viridis (= Lacerta viridis). -  Specimen medicum, exhibiens synopsin reptilium emendatam cum experimentis circa venena et antidota reptilium austriacorum. pp. 62.     

  • Marzahn, E., Mayer, W., Joger, U., Ilgaz, Ç, Jablonski, D., Kindler, C., Kumlutaş, Y., Nistri, A., Schneeweiss, N., Vamberger, M., Žagar, A. & Fritz, U. (2016) -  Phylogeography of the Lacerta viridis complex: mitochondrial and nuclear markers provide taxonomic insights. -  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Berlin, 54 (2): 85-105.