Georgia (southern Black Sea coast) and north-eastern coastal region of Turkey. 

Subspecies:

Darevskia rudis bischoffi  (BÖHME & BUDAK, 1977)

Types:

Holotype: ZDEU 183/977, 05.1977. Coll.: A. Budak.

Terra Typica:

Type locality: Turkey, Artvin Province, 6 km to the southwest Arhavi, rocky exits along the automobile route, 41°19 ́15 ́ ́N 41°14 ́41 ́ ́E.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Böhme, W. & Budak, A. (1977) -  Über die rudis-Gruppe des Lacerta saxicola-Komplexes in der Türkei, II. -  Salamandra, Frankfurt/Main, 13 (3/4): 141-149.    

  • 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.    

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

  • Arribas, O.J. & Ilgar, C. & Kumlutaş, Y. & Durmus, S.H. & Avci, A. & Üzüm, N. (2013) -  External morphology and osteology of Darevskia rudis (Bedriaga, 1886), with a taxonomic revision of the Pontic and Small-Caucasus populations (Squamata: Lacertidae).  -  Zootaxa, 3626 (54): 401-428.