Common name: Dahls Lizard
Georgian name: დალის ხვლიკი
Taxonomic rank: Species
Taxonomy according to: http://www.reptile-database.org/
National Red list status: VU
Parthenogenetic (unisexual) taxon with hybrid origin: parental taxa are D. portschinskii (paternal lineage) and D. raddei (maternal lineage) (Murphy et al., 2000). Habitats and range strongly overlap with those of D. portschinskii, althouth D. dahli is found on the elevations usually above 500 m a.s.l.
Distribution: Traleti Mountains in Georgia and associated mountains in N Armenia
Reference for occurrence in Georgia: Darevsky, IS, 1967. Skalnye Jashchericy Kavkaza. Leningrad, Nauka
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].
Davoyan AG, Aslanyan AV, Danielyan FD, Darevsky IS,Martirosyan IA. 2007. Revealing of allelic polymorphismin the populations of parthenogenetic lizards Darevskiadahli (Lacertidae) using locus-speciﬁc PCR. RussianJournal of Genetics 43: 20–23.
Fu J, Murphy RW, Darevsky IS. 1999. Limited genetic variation in Lacerta mixta and its parthenogenetic daughterspecies: evidence from cytochrome b and ATPase 6 geneDNA sequences. Genetica 105: 227–231.
Kan NG, Petrosyan VG, Martirosyan IA, Ryskov AP,Darevsky IS, Danielyan FD, Ryabinin DM, GrechkoVV, Tokarskaya ON. 1998. Genomic polymorphism ofmini- and microsatellite loci of the parthenogenetic Lacertadahli revealed by DNA ﬁngerprinting. Molecular Biology 32:672–678.
Murphy RW, Darevsky IS, MacCulloch RD, Fu J,Kupriyanova LA, Upton DE, Danielyan F. 1997. Old age, multiple formations or genetic plasticity? Clonal diver-sity in a parthenogenetic Caucasian rock lizard, Lacertadahli. Genetica 101: 125–130.
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.
Tarkhnishvili D., Gavashelishvili A., Avaliani A., Murtskhvaladze M. & Mumladze L. (2010): Unisexual rock lizard might be outcompeting its bisexual progenitors in the Caucasus. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101:447-460
Citation: David Tarkhnishvili, 2020-11-03. [http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Darevskia dahli]. .Darevskia dahli. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 25 October 2021