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Ophisops elegans

2021-03-09

Ophisops elegans
Ophisops elegans
Ophisops elegans
Ophisops elegans
Accepted name: Ophisops elegans Ménétries, 1832
Common name: Snake-Eyed Lizard 
Georgian name: კოხტა გველთავა
Synonyms: ***
Valid subspecies: O. e. ssp. elegans
Taxonomic rank: Species
Taxonomy according to: https://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/; www.biodiversity-georgia.net

IUCN Status: LC
National Red list status: VU
Reason B1ab(iii)
Trend Declining
მინიჭებული სტატუსი სრულად და მინიჭების არგუმენტაცია/Remark for Georgian status

EN (B2a,c(iii)). In Georgia, known from two locatons SE of Tbilisi. Occurrence at one of these locations strongly varies (never recorded for the last five years). Could potentially be found in more locations, but needs additional studies. Unknown whether it is isolated from populations in Azerbaijan and Armenia. 


Introduced/ინტროდუცირებული: Native
ენდემიზმი/Endemism: ***
გავრცელების ფართობი/EOO B11000-5000
დაკავებული ტერიტორია/AOO B2unknown
Legal Status/დაცულობის სტატუსი:

Status Comment:
ფრაგმენტარულად გავრცელებული სახეობაა. ცნობილია სულ 2 წერტილიდან. ანუ, აკმაყოფილებს კრიტერიუმს B
არეალის მდგომარეობა/Range typefragmented, fragments isolated
ჰაბიტატის შემცირება /decline in habitat area or quality Suspected, at Kumisi Lake
ჰაბიტატის ფლუქტუაცია/habitat fluctuation cObserved, at Kumisi Lake

Remark/შენიშვნა:

Spotted range in eastern Georgia. Surroundings of lake Kumisi, mt. Jalguja. Fragments of semi-desert landscape with sparce grass vegetation.


Distribution: Spotted distribution in the eastern Caucasus (arid steppe landscapes)

Ophisops elegans is recorded at 2 localities:

Kvemo Kartli, Georgia, (lat: 41.588317, lon: 44.859901, precision: <100),  Rustavi, Kvemo Kartli, (lat: 41.515201, lon: 44.946075, precision: <100),  




Reference for occurrence in Georgia: 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.
Bibliography: Nikolski 1913; Rostombekov,1930; darevsky 1967;Muskhelishvili,1970; Djanashvili 1963; Tarkhnishvili, 2012;
Citation: David Tarkhnishvili, 2021-03-09. [http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Ophisops elegans]. .Ophisops elegans. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 25 October 2021