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Paralaudakia caucasia
Paralaudakia caucasia
Paralaudakia caucasia
Paralaudakia caucasia
P. caucasica juvenile
P. caucasica juvenile
Paralaudakia caucasia
Paralaudakia caucasia

Accepted name: Paralaudakia caucasia (Eichwald, 1831)
Common name: Caucasian Agama
Georgian name: ჯოჯო
Synonyms: = Agama caucasica Smith, 1935 = Stellio caucasica Ananjeva & Atajev, 1984 = Laudakia caucasica Szxzerbak, 2003
Taxonomic rank: Species
Taxonomy according to: http://www.reptile-database.org/
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.
Remark:

Common in East Georgia. Found on larger rocks, mostly in semiarid landscapes, but occasionally in lower forest belt as well. Numerous in some areas.


Distribution: Eastern Georgia: valley of the riv. Mtkvari from Georgia-Azerbaijan to Georgian-Turkish border, Iori plateau in SE Georgia, rocky habitats of eastern Georgia on the elevation below 1000 m a.s.l.
IUCN Status: NE
National Red list status: LC
Editor/Contact Person: David Tarkhnishvili
Contact address: david_tarkhnishvili@iliauni.edu.ge

Paralaudakia caucasia is recorded at 13 localities:

Dighomi village, (lat: 41.781307, lon: 44.719265, precision: >500m),  Tbilisi, (lat: 41.716362, lon: 44.83282, precision: >500m),  Rustavi, (lat: 41.517186, lon: 45.037382, precision: >500m),  David Gareja, (lat: 41.495355, lon: 45.368798, precision: >500m),  Kiketi, (lat: 41.654614, lon: 44.656795, precision: >500m),  Kojori, (lat: 41.659359, lon: 44.709238, precision: >500m),  Uplistsikhe, (lat: 41.967404, lon: 44.207268, precision: >500m),  Vashlovani, (lat: 41.189504, lon: 46.457888, precision: >500m),  Tsveri, (lat: 42.07204, lon: 43.886173, precision: >500m),  Birtvisi, (lat: 41.61002, lon: 44.533896, precision: >500m),  Ujarma, (lat: 41.787744, lon: 45.162912, precision: >500m),  Aspindza, (lat: 41.573599, lon: 43.251956, precision: >500m),  Vardzia, (lat: 41.381059, lon: 43.284245, precision: >500m),  




Citation: David Tarkhnishvili, 2016-09-25. [http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Paralaudakia caucasia]. .Paralaudakia caucasia. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 3 July 2020