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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Threat and conservation status

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EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

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ES7020003 Spain Tibataje Map
ES7020127 Spain Risco de la Mérica Map

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Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) Annex II: strictly protected fauna species
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Annex I: species threatened with extinction which are or may be affected by trade. Trade in specimens of these species must be subject to particularly strict regulation in order not to endanger further their survival and must only be authorized in exceptional circumstances.
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) Annex II: animal and plant species of community interest whose conservation requires the designation of special areas of conservation.
Annex IV: animal and plant species of community interest in need of strict protection.
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) Revised Annex I of Resolution 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention listing the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures (year of revision 2011)

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]
Commission regulation (EU) No 101/2012 of 6 February 2012, 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) Annex A

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
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External data

Reportnet deliveries

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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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