Russia (central and eastern Caucasus, North and Southeast Georgia, North Armenia, South Azerbaijan and northeastern Iran. 

Species:

Darevskia praticola  (EVERSMANN, 1834)

Subspecies (3):

Darevskia praticola praticola  (EVERSMANN, 1834)

Darevskia praticola hyrcanica  TUNIYEV et al., 2011

Darevskia praticola loriensis  TUNIYEV et al., 2013

Synonyms:

Lacerta praticola  EVERSMANN, 1834

Lacerta vivipara stenolepis  NIKOLSKY, 1911

Darevskia praticola  ARRIBAS, 1997

Common names:

Meadow Lizard (English)
Wieseneidechse (German)
Луговая ящерица (Russian)

Types:

praticola: Lectotype: unlocated fide Doronin, but was ZISP = ZIN (Zoological Institute of St. Petersburg) Holotype: SNP (= Herpetological collection of Sochi National Park, Sochi, SNP No 1473 (5), adult female, Azerbaijan, Astara District, Talysh Ridge, natural boundary of Gada-Zyga-Khi (1510 m above sea level, 38°28’ N 48°35’ E), 18.08.2009, collector A. A. Kidov (Fig. 7).

hyrcanica: Paratypes. SNP 1473.0-19 (25 specimens), herpetological collection of SNP, Sochi; ZISP 12301, 12630, 12632-12635, St. Petersburg.

loriensis: Holotype: SNP 1568 (Herpetological collection of the Sochi National Park, Sochi), adult male, 22.05.2012, collector S. B. TUNIYEV; paratypes: SNP 1569.1-19, ZISP 17075

Terra Typica:

praticola: Type locality: Narzan, North Caucasus; Town Kislovodsk, S Russia (fide Tuniyev et al. 2013)

hyrcanica: Type locality: Azerbaijan, Astara District, Talysh Ridge, natural boundary of Gada-Zyga-Khi (1510 m above sea level, 38°28’ N 48°35’ E)

loriensis: Type locality: Armenia, Lori Marz (Province), vicinity of Stepanavan, village Gyulagarak (1438 m above sea level, 40°56’35.0’’ N 44°28’19.1’’E)


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Eversmann, E. (1834) -  Description Darevskia p. praticola. -  In: “Lacertae Imperii Rossici variis in itineribus meis observatae. [Lacerta sylvicola]” Nouveaux mémoires de la Société impériale des naturalistes de Moscou, 3: 339-358.   

  • Ryabinina, N.L. & Bannikova, A.A. & Kosushkin , S.A. & Ciobanu, D.G. & Milto, D.A. & Tuniyev, B.S. Orlova, V.F. & Grechko, V.V. & Darevsky, I.S. (2002) -  Estimation of the subspecies level of differentiation in Caucasian lizards of the genus Darevskia (syn. Lacerta saxicola complex, Lacertidae, Sauria) using genome DNA markers. -  Russian Journal of Herpetology, Moscow, 9 (3): 185–194.    

  • 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.  

  • Tuniyev, S.B. & Doronin, I.A. & Kidov, A.A. & Tuniyev, B.S. (2011) -  Systematic and geographical variability of meadow lizard, Darevskia praticola (Reptilia: Sauria) in the Caucasus. -  Russian Journal of Herpetology, Moscow, 18 (4): 295-316.    

 
 
 
 

Darevskia praticola: 46  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Darevskia praticola praticola  © 2017 Igor Doronin