Mount Ararat. 


Darevskia raddei Ararat Population 

Taxonomic notes:

These lizards may live in the contact zone of at least two subspecies, a precise taxonomic assignment on basis of images and field observations is not possible.


With the introduction of the new subspecies Darevskia raddei chaldoranensis, the intermediate form, from the north-east of Turkey and the north-west of Iran, between Darevskia raddei raddei and Darevskia raddei vanensis (EISELT et al., 1993), might have been described. Also the Ararat population PANNER, 2005; 2010) might be part of this newly described subspecies. Additional research is necessary to determine the actual distribution of all subspecies.


Darevskia raddei Ararat Population  © 2010 Torsten Panner