Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Lacertidae > Genus: Gallotia > Species: Gallotia simonyi > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Gallotia simonyi machadoi López-Jurado, 1989 Uetz P (1997)
Gallotia simonyi simonyi (Steindachner, 1889) Uetz P (1997)

Hierro Giant Lizard - Gallotia simonyi (Steindachner, 1889)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Macaronesian - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 2 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • grassland
Natura 2000 species code 1242

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES7020003 Spain Tibataje Map
ES7020127 Spain Risco de la Mérica Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (Lacerta simonyi) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp
https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc....ckColorLogged=FDC864

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) http://www.cites.org/eng
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...s/legislation_en.htm

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Hierro Giant Lizard English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Hierro Rieseneidechse German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Lagarto gigante del Hierro Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Lézard géant de Hierro French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Gallotia simonyi
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