Accepted name: Dolichophis schmidti (Nikolsky, 1909)
Common name: Red-Bellied Racer
Georgian name: წითელმუცელა მცურავი
Synonyms: = Coluber schmidti
Taxonomic rank: Species
Taxonomy according to: http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Dolichophis&species=schmidti
Reference: Tarkhnishvili, D., A. Kandaurov & A. Bukhnikashvili, 2002. Declines of amphibians and reptiles in Georgia during the 20th century: virtual vs. actual problems. Zeitschrift fur Feldherpetologie 9: 89-107.
Until recently, H. schmidti has ben assumed to be a geographic subspecies of a wide-spread Eastern European polylypic species, Coluber (Hierophis) jugularis. It is not clear how strong is its geographic isolation from the closely related H. caspius from the Northern Caucasus and southern Russia.
National Red list status: NT
Editor/Contact Person: David Tarkhnishvili
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Dolichophis schmidti is recorded at 13 localities:
Kvemo Kartli, Kaspi, Kasristskali, Dedoplistskaro, Chachuni Wildlife Refuge, Rustavi, Bolnisi, Tbilisi, Gurjaani, Mtskheta, Telavi, Ujarma, Lisi lake,
Citation: David Tarkhnishvili, 2017-03-24. [http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Dolichophis schmidti]. .Dolichophis schmidti. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 20 July 2019