Polymorphic microsatellite markers for the lizard Psammodromus algirus (Squamata: Lacertidae)


Paul Bloor, Fax: +(34) 91 5645078; E-mail: pbloor@gmail.com


Eight microsatellite loci are described for the lizard Psammodromus algirus, a species widely used as a model in behavioural and ecological studies. All loci were highly polymorphic (six alleles or more per locus) in a sample of 24 individuals from a single site near Navacerrada (central Spain). Observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.29 to 0.96. These markers will be used to study mating strategies and determinants of reproductive success in this species.