Georgia and Northeastern Turkey. 

Species:

Darevskia adjarica  (DAREVSKY & EISELT, 1980)

Synonyms:

Darevskia parvula adjarica  (DAREVSKY & EISELT, 1980)

Common names:

Red-Belied Lizard (English)
Rotbauch-Felseidechse (German)

Types:

Holotype: ZISP 17740; Paratypes: ZFMK, ZISP, MHNG, MHNB, SMF, MNH, NMW and NMNHU (formerly ZIK)

Terra Typica:

21 km SW Hopa, Vil. Artvin, 10m elevation; 6 km N Ikizdere, Vil. Rize; between Camlihemsin and Cat, Vil. Rize, ca. 700 m; Abastumani, Grusinia.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Darevsky, I.S. & Eiselt, J. (1980) -  Neue Felseneidechsen (Reptilia: Lacertidae) aus dem Kaukasus und aus der Türkei. -  Amphibia-Reptilia, 1 (1): 29-40.    

  • Arribas, O.J. & Çetin, I. & Kumlutaş, Y. (2018) -  Reevaluation of the intraspecific variability in Darevskia parvula (Lantz & Cyren, 1913): an integrated approach using morphology, osteology and genetics (Squamata: Lacertidae) -  Zootaxa 4472 (1): 071–099    

  • Kurnaz, M. & Kutrup, B. & Hosseinian Yousefkhani, S.S. & Koç, H. & Bülbül, U. & Eroğlu, İ. (2019) -  Phylogeography of the red-bellied lizard, Darevskia parvula in Turkey. -  Mitochondrial DNA Part A. DOI: 10.1080/24701394.2019.1580270