Southeastern Georgia, Armenia and southern Azerbaijan. 

Species:

Darevskia portschinskii  (KESSLER, 1878)

Subspecies (2):

Darevskia portschinskii portschinskii  (KESSLER, 1878)

Darevskia portschinskii nigrita  (BAKRADZE, 1976)

Synonyms:

Lacerta portschinskii  KESSLER, 1878

Lacerta muralis var. depressa  BOETTGER, 1899

Lacerta muralis var. portschinskii  BOULENGER, 1904

Lacerta saxicola var. chalybdea  MEHELY, 1909

Lacerta saxicola var. portschinskii  NIKOLSKY, 1913

Darevskia portschinskii  ARRIBAS, 1997

Common names:

River Kura Lizard (English)
Kuriner Eidechse (German)

Types:

portschinskii: Holotype: unlocated, originally stored at St. Petersburg University (fide I. DORONIN).

nigrita: Holotype: ZISP 18604, Coll. M.A. Bakradze

Terra Typica:

portschinskii: Tbilisi (= Tiflis), Republic of Georgia.

nigrita: Type locality: vicinity of Village Dmanisi (Дманиси), Kvemo Kartli Region, Georgia.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Kessler, K.F. (1878) -  Description of Darevskia portschinskii. -  In: Transcaucasian voyage. - Travaux de la Société des Naturalistes de St. Pétersbourg, 8 (suppl.). 200 pp.   

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

  • 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.  

 
 
 
 

Darevskia portschinskii: 24  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Darevskia portschinskii portschinskii  © Torsten Panner