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Darevskia armeniaca
Darevskia armeniaca
Darevskia armeniaca
Darevskia armeniaca
Darevskia armeniaca eggs
Darevskia armeniaca eggs

Accepted name: Darevskia armeniaca Darevsky (1967)
Common name: Armenian Lizard
Georgian name: სომხური ხვლიკი
Taxonomic rank: Species
Taxonomy according to: www.faunaeur.org
Reference: Darevsky, IS, 1967. Skal'nye Jashchericy Kavkaza. Leningrad, Nauka

Parthenogenetic (unisexual) taxon with hybrid origin: parental taxa are D. valentini (paternal lineage) and D. mixta (maternal lineage) (Murphy et al., 2000). Habitats and range strongly overlap with those of D. valentini, althouth D. armeniaca is usually more numerous.

Distribution: Southern Georgia - Javakheti Plateau and Tsalka upland.
National Red list status: NT
Editor/Contact Person: David Tarkhnishvili
Contact address: david_tarkhnishvili@iliauni.edu.ge

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Darevskia armeniaca is recorded at 10 localities:

Sameba, Samtskhe-Javakheti, (lat: 41.18882, lon: 43.822037, precision: <100),  Georgia, , (lat: 41.73519, lon: 44.452678, precision: <100),  Kvemo Kartli, Georgia, (lat: 41.548504, lon: 43.888641, precision: <100),  Kvemo Kartli, Georgia, (lat: 41.630159, lon: 44.258057, precision: <100),  Bakuriani, Samtskhe-Javakheti, (lat: 41.758098, lon: 43.518988, precision: <100),  Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia, (lat: 41.377171, lon: 43.497233, precision: <100),  Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia, (lat: 41.686334, lon: 43.518883, precision: <100),  Kvemo Kartli, Georgia, (lat: 41.730482, lon: 44.147421, precision: <100),  Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia, (lat: 41.235909, lon: 43.256055, precision: <100),  Khuligmo, (lat: 41.413469, lon: 43.490044, precision: <100), Comment: expedition 2009,  


Darevsky IS. 1958. Natural parthenogenesis in certain sub-species of rock lizard. Lacerta saxicola. Doklady AcademiiNauk S.S.S.R. 122: 730–732 [in Russian: English transla-tion published by Am. Inst. Biol. Sci. 1958: 877–879].

Darevskii IS. 1967. Rock lizards of the Caucasus: systematics,ecology and phylogenesis of the polymorphic groups ofCaucasian rock lizards of the subgenus. Nauka: ArchaeolacertaLeningrad [in Russian: English translation publishedby the Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre,New Delhi, 1978].

Fu J, Murphy RW, Darevsky IS. 1999. Limited genetic variation in Lacerta mixta and its parthenogenetic daughter species: evidence from cytochrome b and ATPase 6 geneDNA sequences. Genetica 105: 227–231.

Murphy RW, Fu J, MacCulloch RD, Darevsky IS,Kupriyanova LA. 2000. A fine line between sex and unisexuality:the phylogenetic constraints on parthenogenesisin lacertid lizards. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society130: 527–549.

Tarkhnishvili D, Kandaurov AS, Bukhnikashvili AK.2002. Declines of amphibians and reptiles in Georgia duringthe 20th century: virtual vs. actual problems. Zeitschrift fürFeldherpetologie 9: 89–107.


Citation: David Tarkhnishvili, 2010-10-08. [http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Darevskia armeniaca]. .Darevskia armeniaca. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 2 March 2021