Giant Lizard of La Gomera

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Gallotia Bravoana Hutterer, 1985

 

Common Name:
Lagarto Gigante de La Gomera

 

 

Diagnosis:

Large sized lacertid, characterised by the presence of a supplementary cephalic plate between the two frontal plates (inter-frontal) and by a brown coloured dorsal colouring without any pattern in adults, blue marks on the flanks and a bright white colouring in the region of the neck, chest and around the mouth.

Distribution:

Endemic Canary Island species restricted to a few ledges of La Merica massif (Island of Gomera). Its present range is scarcely 1 km2, although a few centuries ago, the species could be found all along the coastal strip of the island and throughout much of the foothills.