Russia, Georgia and Northeastern Azerbaijan / Central to south-eastern part of the Caucasus. 


Darevskia caucasica caucasica  (MÉHELY, 1909)


Lectotype: SMF 12069 (6028 b), 1.05.1879. Сoll.: H. Leder (fide DORONIN 2014), (MEHELY listed about 19 specimens).

Terra Typica:

Kazbek Mountain, the Caucasus, Republic of Georgia; “Mleti, Aragwathal, Transkaukasien” (fide MEHELY 1909) etc. incl. Kasbek, Lars and other localities. Lectotype locality: Republic of Georgia, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kazbegi Municipality, Mount Kazbek, 42°40 ́N 44°35 ́E (Fig. 6 in DORONIN 2014) (the lectotype locality invalidates the original type locality).

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Méhely, L. (1909) -  Materialien zu einer Systematik und Phylogenie der Muralis-ähnlichen Lacerten. -  Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici, Budapest, 7: 409-621  

  • Bischoff, W. (2003) -  Die Eidechsenfauna Georgiens. Teil II. Die Gattung Darevskia. -  Die Eidechse, Bonn, 14 (3): 65-93.