Turkey / Northeast of Lake Van. 

Species:

Darevskia bendimahiensis  (SCHMIDTLER et al., 1994)

Synonyms:

Lacerta bendimahiensis  EISELT & SCHMIDTLER, 1994

Darevskia bendimahiensis  ARRIBAS, 1997

Common names:

Bendimahi Lizard (English)

Types:

Holotype: ZSM 169/1993; Paratypes: NMW 33134, ZFMK 57135, ♀, ZSM

Terra Typica:

Bendimahi water falls, 9 km N Muradiye, Province Van, Turkey (elevation 1850 m).


Taxonomic notes:

Parthenogenetic unisexual species. Comes from a cross of D. valentini (♂) and D. raddei (♀)


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Schmidtler, J.F. & Eiselt, J. & Darevsky, I.S. (1994) -  Untersuchungen an Felseidechsen (Lacerta-saxicola-Gruppe) in der östlichen Türkei: 3. Zwei neue parthenogenetische Arten. -  Salamandra, Bonn, 30 (1): 55-70.    

  • Fu, J. & Murphy, R.W. & Darevsky, I.S. (2000) -  Divergence of the cytochrome b gene in the Lacerta raddei complex and its parthenogenetic daughter species: Evidence for recent multiple origins. -  Copeia, 2000 (2): 432-440.    

  • Fu, J. & MacCulloch, R.D. & Murphy, R.W. & Darevsky, I.S. & Tuniyev, B.S. (2000) -  Allozyme variation patterns and multiple hybridization origins: clonal variation among four sibling parthenogenetic Caucasian rock lizard. -  Genetica, The Hague, 108: 107-112.    

  • Ciobanu, D.G. & Grechko, V.V. & Darevsky, I.S. (2003) -  Molecular Evolution of Satellite DNA CLsat in Lizards from the Genus Darevskia (Sauria: Lacertidae): Correlation with Species Diversity. -  Russian Journal of Genetics, Moscow, 39 (11): 1292-1305.    

    Чобану Д.Г., Гречко В.В., Даревский И.С. (2003) -  МОЛЕКУЛЯРНАЯ ЭВОЛЮЦИЯ САТЕЛЛИТНОЙ ДНК CLSAT ЯЩЕРИЦ РОДА DAREVSKIA (SAURIA: LAEERTIDAE}: КОРРЕЛЯЦИЯ С ВИДОВЫМ РАЗНООБРАЗИЕМ. -  Генетика, 39 (11): 1527-1541.  

 
 

Turkey

 
 
 
 
 

Darevskia bendimahiensis  © 2002 Torsten Panner