Northeastern Caucasus. 


Lacerta agilis boemica  SUCHOW, 1929


Lacerta boemica   SUCHOW, 1929

Lacerta exigua boemica   SUCHOW, 1948

Lacerta boemica   ANDRES et al., 2014


Lectotype: ZISP 30363.
Syntypes: ZISP, BMNH 1960.1.4.26–30, BMNH 1965.337–342 etc. (93); Coll. G.F. Suchow 1928. Some syntypes are not cataloged fide Doronin et al., 2018

Terra Typica:

“Vicinity of Vladikavkaz” (= Russia, North Ossetia–Alania, Vladikavkaz), 43°03′18.3′′N 44°40′52.4′′E, 660 m a.s.l., 07.1928, coll. G.F. Sukhov.

Taxonomic notes:

Lacerta boemica SUCHOW, 1929 has been described from the vicinity of the city of Vladikavkaz. The author considered it as a separate species. Later it came to be regarded as a subspecies of Lacerta agilis. Molecular genetic studies recently forced to reconsider its status again and return to the original point of view of SUCHOW (ANDRES et al., 2014). However, the subspecies status was adopted in the publication of KALYABINA-HAUF & ANANJEVA (2004).

More research is needed in areas of overlapping zones of Lacerta [agilis] boemica and Lacerta agilis exigua EICHWALD, 1831 in the territory of Ciscaucasia.

Igor Doronin.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Suchow, G.F. (1929) -  Description of a new species of lizards from the environs of Vladicaucasus (Lacerta boemica sp.nov.)  -  Zbirnyk prats’ Zoolohichnogo muzeyu, 7: 117-119. (Mémoires de la Classe des Sciences Physiques et Mathématiques, 13 (1): 115-117).  

  • Bischoff, W. (1988) -  Zur Verbreitung und Systematik der Zauneidechse, Lacerta agilis LINNAEUS, 1758. -  Mertensiella, Bonn, 1: 11-30.  

  • Andres, C. & Franke, F. & Bleidorn, C. & Bernhard, D. & Schlegel, M. (2014) -  Phylogenetic analysis of the Lacerta agilis subspecies complex.  -  Systematics and Biodiversity, 12 (1): 43-54.     

  • Doronin, I.V. & Doronin, M.A. & Milto, K.D. (2018) -  About the taxonomy and distribution of lizards of the genus Lacerta LINNAEUS, 1758 in the Caucasus and adjacent territories. -  In: Reporting on the results of scientific session work in 2017. Abstracts of the reports, 10-12 April 2018, St. Petersburg. Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences: 14-16.   

    И.В. Доронин, М.А. Доронина, К.Д. Мильто (2018) -  O систематике и распространении ящериц рода Lacerta Linnaeus, 1758 на Кавказе и сопредельных территориях. -  Oтчётная научная сессия по итогам работ 2017 г. тезисы докладов 10–12 апреля 2018 г. Зоологический Институт Российской Академии Hаук: 14-16.  

  • Doronin, I.V. & Doroninа, M.A. (2020) -  Review of type specimens of lizards (Sauria: Lacertidae) described by Georgy Fedorovich Sukhov. -  Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, 324 (4): 506-524.  

    Доронин, И.В. & Доронина, М.А. (2020) -  Обзор типовых экземпляров ящериц (Sauria: Lacertidae), описанных Георгием Федоровичем Суховым. -  Труды Зоологического института РАН, 324 (4): 506-524.