Accepted name: Lacertidae Oppel, 1811
Common name: True Lizards
Georgian name: ნამდვილი ხვლიკები
Taxonomic rank: Family
Taxonomy according to: www.faunaeur.org
This African-Eurasian family has ca 220 species that belong to 27 genera. Georgia has 23 (ore one-quarter) of species representing 4 genera, Lacerta, Darevskia, Eremias, and Ophysops (that contain altogether over 90 mostly Eurasian representatives). Georgia has 17 out of 22 (77%) species of mostly Caucasian genus of rock lizards Darevskia, including three parthenogenetic taxa.
[http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Lacertidae]. .Lacertidae. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 7 March 2021