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Taxonomy of the family Lacertidae
Bibliography of the genus Darevskia
Biodiversity of the family Lacertidae








Genus
Darevskia

Caucasian Rock Lizards

Kaukasische Felseidechsen

Kaukasiske Klippefirben

1997 Darevskia Arribas (type species: Lacerta saxicola Eversmann 1834)
1998 Caucasilacerta Harris, Arnold & Thomas (type species: Lacerta saxicola Eversmann 1834) [nomen nudum?, see remarks]
Contents: 36 species, of which 13 (36.1%) are endemic.
Remarks: The species of this genus were previously included in Lacerta or Archaeolacerta (e.g.; Arnold 1989). Some authors prefer to regard it as a subgenus of Lacerta (e.g., Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008). Arribas (2016) showed the nominal genus name Caucasilacerta Harris, Arnold & Thomas 1998 to be a nomen nudum, hence unavailable, however, this was contested by Busack, Salvador, Bauer & Kaiser (2016), who considered Caucasilacerta to be the valid name for the genus. To avoid destabilizing taxonomy unnecessarily, Darevskia is provisionally retained herein, pending general consensus of the nomenclature of the genus.
Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey (incl. European Turkey), Turkmenistan, Ukraine (incl. Crimea).

Darevskia adjarica

Northern Red-bellied Rock Lizard

Nördliche Rotbauch-Felseidechse

Nordlig Rødbuget Klippefirben

1980 Lacerta parvula adjarica Darevsky & Eiselt
Archaeolacerta parvula adjarica Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia parvula adjarica Bischoff 2001
Darevskia adjarica Arribas, Ilgaz & Kumlutas 2018

Distribution: Georgia, Turkey.


Darevskia aghasyani

Urts Rock Lizard

Urts-Felseidechse

Urts-klippefirben

2019 Darevskia aghasyani Tuniyev & Petrova

Distribution: Armenia.





Darevskia alpina

Alpine Rock Lizard

Alpine Felseidechse, Gebirgs-Felseidechse

Alpint Klippefirben

1967 Lacerta caucasica alpina Darevski
Lacerta alpina Darevsky 1993
Archaeolacerta alpina Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia alpina Arribas 1997

Distribution: Georgia, Russia.


Darevskia armeniaca

Armenian Rock Lizard

Armenische Felseidechse

Armensk Klippefirben

1909 Lacerta saxicola armeniaca Mehely
Lacerta armeniaca Darevsky 1966
Archaeolacerta armeniaca Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia armeniaca Arribas 1997

Remarks: A parthenogenetic species of hybrid origin (Murphy, Darevsky, MacCullogh, Fu & Kupriyanova 1996). Parental species suggested to be mixta and valentini (Murphy, Fu, MacCulloch, Darevsky & Kupriyanova 2000; Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008).
Introduced to: Ukraine.
Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey.


Darevskia bendimahiensis

Bendimahi Rock Lizard

Bendimahi-Felseidechse

Bendimahi-klippefirben

1994 Lacerta bendimahiensis Schmidtler, Eiselt & Darevsky
Archaeolacerta bendimahiensis Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia bendimahiensis Arribas 1997

Remarks: A parthenogenetic species of hybrid origin (Murphy, Darevsky, MacCullogh, Fu & Kupriyanova 1996). Parental species suggested to be raddei and valentini (Fu, Murphy & Darevsky 2000; Murphy, Fu, MacCulloch, Darevsky & Kupriyanova 2000; Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008).
Distribution: Turkey.


Darevskia bithynica

Bithynian Rock Lizard

Bithynische Felseidechse

Bithynisk Klippefirben

1909 Lacerta saxicola bithynica Mehely
Archaeolacerta rudis bithynica Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Lacerta rudis bithynica Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008
Darevskia rudis bithynica Bischoff 2001
Darevskia bithynica Arribas, Ilgaz, Kumlutas, Durmus, Avci & Üzüm 2013
1936 Lacerta saxicola tristis Lantz & Cyren (Arribas, Ilgaz, Kumlutas, Durmus, Avci & Üzüm 2013)
Lacerta rudis tristis Welch 1983
Archaeolacerta rudis tristis Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia rudis tristis Bischoff 2001
Darevskia bithynica tristis Arribas, Ilgaz, Kumlutas, Durmus, Avci & Üzüm 2013

Distribution: Turkey.


Darevskia brauneri

Western Caucasian Rock Lizard, (Brauner's Rock Lizard)

Westkaukasische Felseidechse

Vestkaukasisk Klippefirben

1909 Lacerta saxicola brauneri Mehely
Darevskia brauneri MacCulloch, Fu, Darevsky & Murphy 2000
Lacerta brauneri Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008
1962 Lacerta saxicola darevskii Szczerbak (MacCulloch, Fu, Darevsky & Murphy 2000)
Darevskia brauneri darevskii MacCulloch, Fu, Darevsky & Murphy 2000
Lacerta brauneri darevskii Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008
2011 Darevskia brauneri myusserica Doronin

Other common names:
brauneri: Krasnaya Polyana Rock Lizard
darevskii: Chodzoch Rock Lizard
myusserica: Abkhasian Rock Lizard
Remarks: Previously included szczerbaki.
Distribution: Georgia, Russia.


Darevskia caspica

Caspian Green-bellied Rock Lizard

Kaspische Grünbauch-Felseidechse

Kaspisk Grønbuget Klippefirben

2013 Darevskia caspica Ahmadzadeh, Flecks, Carretero, Mozaffari, Böhme, Harris, Freitas & Rödder

Distribution: Iran.


Darevskia caucasica

Common Caucasian Rock Lizard

Gewöhnliche Kaukasische Felseidechse

Almindeligt Kaukasisk Klippefirben

1909 Lacerta caucasica Méhely
Lacerta muralis caucasica Boulenger 1913
Lacerta saxicola caucasica Nikolsky 1915
Archaeolacerta caucasica Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia caucasica Arribas 1997
1909 Lacerta saxicola gracilis Mehely [not Lacerta gracilis Eichwald 1841] (Mertens & Wermuth 1960)
1999 Lacerta caucasica vedenica Darevsky & Roitberg
Darevskia caucasica vedenica Bischoff 2001

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Darevsky (1967).
Distribution: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia.


Darevskia chlorogaster

Western Green-bellied Rock Lizard

Westliche Grünbauch-Felseidechse

Vestligt Grønbuget Klippefirben

1908 Lacerta chlorogaster Boulenger
Darevskia chlorogaster Arribas 1997
1977 Lacerta mostoufii Baloutch (Arribas 1999, citing pers. comm. with I.S. Darevsky)

Distribution: Azerbaijan, Iran.


Darevskia clarkorum

Borcka Rock Lizard, (Clark's Rock Lizard)

Borcka-Felseidechse

Borcka-klippefirben

1977 Lacerta clarkorum Darevsky & Vedmederja
Archaeolacerta clarkorum Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia clarkorum Arribas 1997

Remarks: Endemic to Anatolia (Turkey), according to Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna (2000).
Distribution: Georgia, Turkey.


Darevskia daghestanica

Dagestan Rock Lizard

Daghestanische Felseidechse

Daghestansk Klippefirben

1967 Lacerta saxicola daghestanica Darevski
Lacerta daghestanica Darevsky 1993
Archaeolacerta daghestanica Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia daghestanica Arribas 1997

Distribution: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia.


Darevskia dahli

Shagali Rock Lizard, (Dahl's Rock Lizard)

Shagali-Felseidechse

Shagali-klippefirben

1957 Lacerta saxicola dahli Darevski
Lacerta dahli Darevsky 1967
Darevskia dahli Arribas 1997

Remarks: A parthenogenetic species of hybrid origin (Murphy, Darevsky, MacCullogh, Fu & Kupriyanova 1996). Parental species suggested to be mixta and portschinskii (Murphy, Fu, MacCulloch, Darevsky & Kupriyanova 2000; Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008).
Distribution: Armenia, Georgia.


Darevskia defilippii

Western Alborz Rock Lizard

Westliche Alborz-Felseidechse

Vestligt Alborz-klippefirben

1877 Podarcis defilippii Camerano
Lacerta muralis defilippii Boettger in Radde 1886
Lacerta saxicola defilippii Mehely 1909
Lacerta raddei defilippii Engelmann, Fritzsche, Günther & Obst 1993
Lacerta defilippi Uzzell & Darevsky 1975
Darevskia defillippi Arribas 1997
1886 Lacerta muralis fusca var. persica Bedriaga (Boulenger 1920)

Distribution: Iran.


Darevskia derjugini

Artvin Rock Lizard, (Derjugin's Lizard)

Artviner-Felseidechse

Artvin-klippefirben

1898 Lacerta derjugini Nikolski
Archaeolacerta derjugini Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia derjugini Arribas 1997
1931 Lacerta derjugini silvatica Bartenjew & Rjeznikowa
Darevskia derjugini silvatica Bischoff 2001
1982 Lacerta derjugini abchasica Bischoff
Darevskia derjugini abchasica Bischoff 2001
1982 Lacerta derjugini barani Bischoff
Archaeolacerta derjugini barani Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia derjugini barani Bischoff 2001
1982 Lacerta derjugini boehmei Bischoff
Darevskia derjugini boehmei Bischoff 2001
1984 Lacerta derjugini orlowae Bischoff
Darevskia derjugini orlowae Bischoff 2001

Distribution: Georgia, Russia, Turkey.


Darevskia dryada

Charnali Rock Lizard

Charnali-Felseidechse

Charnali-klippefirben

1997 Lacerta dryada Darevsky & Tuniyev
Archaeolacerta dryada Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia dryada Arribas 1997

Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of clarkorum by (Schmidtler, Heckes, Bischoff & Franzen 2002), but as a valid species by the Reptile Database (reptile-database.reptarium.cz, viewed 16 April 2013).
Distribution: Georgia, Turkey.


Darevskia hungarica

Balkan Meadow Lizard, Western Meadow Lizard

Balkan-Wieseneidechse

Balkan-engfirben

1930 Lacerta praticola hungarica Sobolewsky (Mertens & Wermuth 1960)
Darevskia praticola hungarica Freitas, Vavakou, Arakelyan, Drovetski, Crnobrnja-Isailovic, Kidov, Cogalniceanu, Corti, Lymberakis, Harris & Carretero 2016
1931 Lacerta plicata Bartenjew & Rjeznikowa (Mertens & Wermuth 1960)

Remarks: Previously referred to as pontica (see remarks under praticola).
Distribution: Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Turkey (European Turkey).


Darevskia kamii

Eastern Green-bellied Rock Lizard

Östliche Grünbauch-Felseidechse

Østligt Grønbuget Klippefirben

2013 Darevskia kamii Ahmadzadeh, Flecks, Carretero, Mozaffari, Böhme, Harris, Freitas & Rödder

Distribution: Iran.


Darevskia kopetdaghica

Kopet Dagh Rock Lizard

Kopet Dagh-Felseidechse

Kopet Dagh-klippefirben

2013 Darevskia kopetdaghica Ahmadzadeh, Flecks, Carretero, Mozaffari, Böhme, Harris, Freitas & Rödder

Distribution: Iran, Turkmenistan.


Darevskia lindholmi

Crimean Rock Lizard, (Lindholm's Rock Lizard)

Krim-Felseidechse

Krim-klippefirben

1936 Lacerta saxicola lindholmi Lantz & Cyren
Lacerta lindholmi Ryabinin, Grechko, Darevsky, Ryskov & Semenova 1996
Darevskia lindholmi Arribas 1997

Remarks: MacCulloch, Fu, Darevsky & Murphy (2000) provided evidence supporting the recognition of lindholmi as a separate species.
Distribution: Ukraine (Crimea).


Darevskia mixta

Adjar Rock Lizard, Adjarian Lizard

Adjar-Felseidechse, Bastardeidechse

Adjar-klippefirben

1909 Lacerta composita Mehely [nomen oblitum] (Doronin 2018)
1909 Lacerta mixta Mehely [nomen protectum] (Doronin 2018)
Lacerta saxicola mixta Lantz & Cyrén 1936
Archaeolacerta mixta Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia mixta Arribas 1997

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Darevsky (1967).
Distribution: Georgia.


Darevskia nairensis

Nairi Rock Lizard

Nairi-Felseidechse

Nairi-klippefirben

1967 Lacerta saxicola nairensis Darevsky
Lacerta nairensis Darevsky 1992
Lacerta raddei nairensis Uzzell & Darevsky 1973
Archaeolacerta nairensis Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia raddei nairensis Bischoff 2001
Lacerta nairensis Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008
Darevskia nairensis Arnold, Arribas & Carranza 2007

Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of raddei by some authors because of low genetic distance between the two forms (e.g., Bobyn, Darevsky, Kupriyanova, MacCulloch, Upton, Danielyan & Murphy 1996; Fu, Murphy & Darevsky 2000), but as separate species by others because of different reproductive characteristics (Danielyan 1989; Arakelyan, Danielyan, Corti, Sindaco & Leviton 2011).
Distribution: Armenia, Georgia, Turkey.


Darevskia parvula

Southern Red-bellied Rock Lizard

Südliche Rotbauch-Felseidechse

Sydlig Rødbuget Klippefirben

1913 Lacerta saxicola parvula Lantz & Cyren
Lacerta parvula Uzzell & Darevsky 1975
Archaeolacerta parvula Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia parvula Arribas 1997

Remarks: Previously included adjarica. The taxonomic status of inland populations of parvula is unclear, pending further studies. Some may represent adjarica (Arribas, Ilgaz & Kumlutas 2018).
Distribution: Turkey.


Darevskia portschinskii

River Kura Rock Lizard, (Portschinsky's Rock Lizard)

Kura-Felseidechse

Kura-klippefirben

1878 Lacerta portschinskii Kessler
Lacerta muralis portschinskii Boulenger 1904
Lacerta saxicola portschinskii Nikolsky 1910
Archaeolacerta portschinskii Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia portschinskii Arribas 1997
1976 Lacerta portschinskii nigrita Bakradse (Bischoff 1978)
Darevskia portschinskii nigrita Bischoff 2001

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Uzzell & Darevsky (1973b).
Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia.


Darevskia praticola

Caucasian Meadow Lizard, Eastern Meadow Lizard

Kaukasische Wieseneidechse

Kaukasisk Engfirben

1834 Lacerta praticola Eversmann
Archaeolacerta praticola Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia praticola Arribas 1997
1911 Lacerta vivipara stenolepis Nikolski (Mertens & Wermuth 1960)
1919 Lacerta praticola pontica Lantz & Cyren (Freitas, Vavakou, Arakelyan, Drovetski, Crnobrnja-Isailovic, Kidov, Cogalniceanu, Corti, Lymberakis, Harris & Carretero 2016)
Darevskia praticola pontica Bischoff 2001
Darevskia pontica Tuniyev, Doronin, Kidov & Tuniyev 2011
1915 Lacerta colchica Nikolski [not Lacerta viridis colchica Eversmann] (Böhme (ed.) 1984)
2011 Darevskia praticola hyrcanica Tuniyev, Doronin, Kidov & Tuniyev
2013 Darevskia praticola loriensis Tuniyev, Doronin, Tuniyev, Aghasyan, Kidov & Aghasyan

Remarks: Previously included the Balkan populations referred to herein as hungarica (above). The Balkan populations were given species status under the name pontica by Tuniyev, Doronin, Kidov & Tuniyev (2011), although suggested already by other authors (e.g., Stugren 1961; Bischoff 1976). Tuniyev & al. (2011) included both the Balkan and the northwestern Caucasian populations under pontica. However, the northwestern Caucasian population (including the type locality of pontica), were shown to be conspecific with praticola (in the restricted sense, i.e. the eastern Caucasian and the Transcaucasian populations) by Freitas, Vavakou, Arakelyan, Drovetski, Crnobrnja-Isailovic, Kidov, Cogalniceanu, Corti, Lymberakis, Harris & Carretero (2016), thus transferring pontica to the synonymy of praticola. The next available name for the Balkan population was hungarica. The latter authors did not specifically accept species status for the Balkan population, but the species status is retained herein, following Tuniyev, Doronin, Kidov & Tuniyev (2011), but with the northwestern Caucasian population transferred to praticola, following Freitas & al. (2016).
Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia.


Darevskia raddei

Azerbaijan Rock Lizard, (Radde's Rock Lizard)

Aserbaidschanische Felseidechse

Azerbaijansk Klippefirben

1892 Lacerta muralis var. raddei Boettger
Lacerta saxicola raddei Darevsky 1957
Lacerta raddei Uzzell & Darevsky 1973
Archaeolacerta raddei Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia raddei Arribas 1997
1993 Lacerta raddei vanensis Eiselt, Schmidtler & Darevsky
Archaeolacerta raddei vanensis Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia raddei vanensis Bischoff 2001
2011 Darevskia raddei chaldoranensis Rastegar-Pouyani, Karamiani, Oraei, Azar & Rastegar-Pouyani

Remarks: Previously included nairensis.
Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Turkey.


Darevskia rostombekovi

Idzhevan Rock Lizard, (Rostombekov's Rock Lizard)

Idzhevan-Felseidechse

Idzhevan-klippefirben

1957 Lacerta saxicola rostombekovi Darevski
Lacerta rostombekovi Darevsky 1966
Darevskia rostombekovi Arribas 1997

Remarks: A parthenogenetic species of hybrid origin (Murphy, Darevsky, MacCullogh, Fu & Kupriyanova 1996). Parental species suggested to be raddei and portschinskii (Murphy, Fu, MacCulloch, Darevsky & Kupriyanova 2000; Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008). According to Murphy (1999), the correct spelling of the specific epithet is rostombekowi, not rostombekovi, however, most authors have continued to use the latter spelling.
Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaijan.


Darevskia rudis

Spiny-tailed Rock Lizard, Georgian Lizard

Kielschwanz-Felseidechse

Kilehalet Klippefirben

1886 Lacerta depressa var. rudis Bedriaga
Lacerta muralis rudis Boulenger 1904
Lacerta saxicola rudis Mehely 1909
Lacerta rudis Darevsky 1967
Archaeolacerta rudis Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia rudis Arribas 1997
1936 Lacerta saxicola obscura Lantz & Cyren (Böhme (ed.) 1984)
Archaeolacerta rudis obscura Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia rudis obscura Bischoff 2001
Lacerta rudis obscura Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008
1967 Lacerta rudis macromaculata Darevsky (Böhme (ed.) 1984)
Archaeolacerta rudis macromaculata Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia rudis macromaculata Bischoff 2001
1977 Lacerta rudis bischoffi Böhme & Budak (Böhme (ed.) 1984)
Archaeolacerta rudis bischoffi Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia rudis bischoffi Bischoff 2001
1980 Lacerta rudis svanetica Darevsky & Eiselt (Böhme (ed.) 1984)
Archaeolacerta rudis svanetica Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia rudis svanetica Bischoff 2001
1991 Lacerta rudis chechenica Eiselt & Darevsky
Darevskia rudis chechenica Bischoff 2001
2013 Darevskia rudis mirabilis Arribas, Ilgaz, Kumlutas, Durmus, Avci & Üzüm
2013 Darevskia rudis bolkardaghica Arribas, Ilgaz, Kumlutas, Durmus, Avci & Üzüm

Remarks: Previously included bithynica.
Distribution: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Turkey.


Darevskia sapphirina

Northeast Anatolian Rock Lizard

Nordostanatolische Felseidechse

Nordøstanatolsk Klippefirben

1994 Lacerta sapphirina Schmidtler, Eiselt & Darevsky
Archaeolacerta sapphirina Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia sapphirina Arribas 1997

Remarks: A parthenogenetic species of hybrid origin (Murphy, Darevsky, MacCullogh, Fu & Kupriyanova 1996). Parental species suggested to be raddei and valentini (Fu, Murphy & Darevsky 2000; Murphy, Fu, MacCulloch, Darevsky & Kupriyanova 2000; Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008).
Distribution: Turkey.


Darevskia saxicola

Russian Rock Lizard, (Common Rock Lizard, Caucasian Rock Lizard)

Russische Felseidechse

Russisk Klippefirben

1834 Lacerta saxicola Eversmann
Lacerta muralis fusca var. saxicola Bedriaga 1886
Lacerta muralis saxicola Boulenger 1913
Archaeolacerta saxicola Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia saxicola Arribas 1997
1910 Lacerta caucasica tenuis Nikolski (Boulenger 1920)
1957 Lacerta saxicola terentjevi Darevsky

Remarks: Previously included several other species of the genus (alpina, armeniaca, caucasica, daghestanica, dahli, defilippii, lindholmi, mixta, nairensis, parvula, portschinskii, raddei, rostombekovi, rudis, valentini). The common name 'Caucasian Rock Lizard' should be avoided, since the name is mostly used for caucasica.
Distribution: Georgia, Russia.


Darevskia schaekeli

Eastern Alborz Rock Lizard

Östliche Alborz-Felseidechse

Østligt Alborz-klippefirben

2013 Darevskia schaekeli Ahmadzadeh, Flecks, Carretero, Mozaffari, Böhme, Harris, Freitas & Rödder

Distribution: Iran.


Darevskia steineri

Northeast Persian Rock Lizard

Nordostpersische Felseidechse

Nordøstpersisk Klippefirben

1995 Lacerta steineri Eiselt
Darevskia steineri Arribas 1997

Distribution: Iran.


Darevskia szczerbaki

Anapa Rock Lizard, (Szczerbak's Rock Lizard)

Anapa-Felseidechse

Anapa-klippefirben

1963 Lacerta saxicola szczerbaki Lukina
Darevskia brauneri szczerbaki MacCulloch, Fu, Darevsky & Murphy 2000
Lacerta brauneri szczerbaki Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008
Darevskia szczerbaki Tuniyev & Tuniyev 2012

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies of brauneri (e.g., MacCulloch, Fu, Darevsky & Murphy 2000).
Distribution: Georgia, Russia.


Darevskia unisexualis

White-bellied Rock Lizard

Weißbauch-Felseidechse

Hvidbuget Klippefirben

1966 Lacerta unisexualis Darevski
Lacerta saxicola unisexualis Basoglu & Baran 1977
Archaeolacerta unisexualis Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia unisexualis Arribas 1997

Remarks: A parthenogenetic species of hybrid origin (Murphy, Darevsky, MacCullogh, Fu & Kupriyanova 1996). Parental species suggested to be raddei and valentini (Fu, Murphy & Darevsky 2000; Murphy, Fu, MacCulloch, Darevsky & Kupriyanova 2000; Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008). Listed for Georgia by Bakradze & Chkhikvadze (1993), but Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna (2000) and Sindaco & Jeremchenko (2008) did not include this country in the range.
Distribution: Armenia, Georgia, Turkey.


Darevskia uzzelli

Kars Plateau Rock Lizard, (Uzzell's Rock Lizard)

Kars-Felseidechse

Kars-klippefirben

1977 Lacerta uzzelli Darevsky & Danielyan
Archaeolacerta uzzelli Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia uzzelli Arribas 1997

Remarks: A parthenogenetic species of hybrid origin (Murphy, Darevsky, MacCullogh, Fu & Kupriyanova 1996). Parental species suggested to be raddei and valentini (Fu, Murphy & Darevsky 2000; Murphy, Fu, MacCulloch, Darevsky & Kupriyanova 2000; Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008).
Distribution: Turkey.


Darevskia valentini

Basarchay Rock Lizard, (Valentin's Rock Lizard)

Basarchay-Felseidechse

Basarchay-klippefirben

1892 Lacerta muralis var. valentini Boettger
Lacerta saxicola valentini Mehely 1909
Lacerta valentini Uzzell & Darevsky 1975
Archaeolacerta valentini Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia valentini Arribas 1997
1936 Lacerta saxicola mehelyi Lantz & Cyren [not Lacerta fiumana mehelyi Bolkay 1919] (Eiselt, Darevsky & Schmidtler 1992)
Lacerta mehelyi Welch 1983
1967 Lacerta saxicola lantzicyreni Darevsky & Eiselt [substitute name for Lacerta saxicola mehelyi Lantz & Cyren 1936] (Eiselt, Darevsky & Schmidtler 1992)
Darevskia valentini lantzicyreni Bischoff 2001
1992 Lacerta valentini spitzenbergerae Eiselt, Darevsky & Schmidtler 1989 [1992]
Archaeolacerta valentini spitzenbergerae Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000
Darevskia valentini spitzenbergerae Bischoff 2001

Remarks: Includes three subspecies (valentini, lantzicyreni, spitzenbergerae) of which lantzicyreni was regarded as a separate species until it was shown to be conspecific with valentini by Uzzell & Darevsky (1975). Records of introduced Podarcis muralis from Van Wert, Ohio, USA (e.g., Conant & Collins 1998; Deichsel & Gist 2001; Gruschwitz & Böhme 1986), are based on misidentified Darevskia valentini (Bischoff & Deichsel 2002; Deichsel & Bischoff 2002).
Introduced to: USA (Ohio).
Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Turkey.