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Darevskia clarkorum


Darevskia clarkorum
Darevskia clarkorum
Accepted name: Darevskia clarkorum
Common name: Clark's Lizard
Georgian name: თურქული ხვლიკი
Synonyms: Darevskia dryada?
Taxonomic rank: Species
Taxonomy according to: http://www.reptile-database.org/

IUCN Status: VU
National Red list status: VU


South-westernmost representative of the species group Darevskia caucasica, related to D. mixta, D. raddei, D. caucasica, D. daghestanica.

Distribution: Mountain forests of NE Turkey (reaching at least Kachkar mountains in the west) and extreme southwestern Georgia (Charnali valley and mt. Mtirala, possibly Shavsheti range.

Darevskia clarkorum is recorded at 1 localities:

Charnali, Adjara, (lat: 41.552872, lon: 41.605373, precision: <100),  

Registration reference not available, personal observation by author.

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 clarkorum]. .Darevskia clarkorum. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 25 October 2021