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.

Torsten Panner

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