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Ablepharus chernovi DAREVSKY, 1953

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesAblepharus chernovi chernovi DAREVSKY 1953
Ablepharus chernovi eiselti SCHMIDTLER 1997
Ablepharus chernovi isauriensis SCHMIDTLER 1997
Ablepharus chernovi ressli SCHMIDTLER 1997 
Common NamesChernov’s Skink 
SynonymAblepharus chernovi DAREVSKY 1953
Ablepharus kitaibelii cernovi [sic] — BISCHOFF 1978
Ablepharus kitaibelii chernovi — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Ablepharus chernovi chernovi — SCHMIDTLER 1997
Ablepharus chernovi — SZCZERBAK 2003
Ablepharus chernovi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Ablepharus chernovi — SKOURTANIOTI et al. 2016

Ablepharus chernovi eiselti SCHMIDTLER 1997
Ablepharus chernovi eiselti — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Ablepharus chernovi isauriensis SCHMIDTLER 1997
Ablepharus chernovi isauriensis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Ablepharus chernovi ressli SCHMIDTLER 1997
Ablepharus chernovi ressli — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionArmenia, E Turkey, N Syria, Caucasus (Arax-, Zanga-, and Razden valleys)

chernovi: Armenia, Turkey (Anatolia), Syria

eiselti: Turkey (Adana region);Type locality: “6 km S Karsanti (= Aladag), 900 m, Prov. Adana, Türkei”

isauriensis: Turkey (CS Anatolia), Type locality: “Abanoz-Almdorf (1400 m), 50 km N Anamur (Prov. Içel = Mersin), Türkei”

ressli: S turkey (N of Mersin)

Type locality: Razdan River Valley, Armenia Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZISP (ZIL) 19385; Paratypes in ZIL, MTKD, ZFMK (ZFMK 37001 was ZIL 19387), ZMB.
Holotype: ZSM; Paratypes in ZFMK, ZSM, ZDEU and NMW [eiselti]
Holotype: ZSM 115/1996, male, paratype: NMW [isauriensis]
Holotype: NMW [ressli] 
EtymologyNamed after Sergius Alexandrovich Chernov (1903-1964) (obituary in Copeia 1964: 466) 
  • Arakelyan, Marine S.; Felix D. Danielyan, Claudia Corti, Roberto Sindaco, and Alan E. Leviton 2011. The Herpetofauna of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 154 pp. [ISBN: 978-0-916984-84-7.]
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1978. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Echsen des Kaukasus. Salamandra 14 (4): 178-202 - get paper here
  • BODSON, Liliane 2009. L’interprétation des noms grecs et latins d’animaux illustrée par le cas du zoonyme seps-seps. Académie Royale de Belgique, Bruxelles, 368 pp.
  • Darevsky, I.S. 1953. Ablepharus chernovi spec. nov. (Reptilia, Sauria) in Armenian Republic [in Russian]. Bull. Soc. Nat. Moscow 58 (2): 39-41 - get paper here
  • Engelmann,W.E. et al. 1993. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.
  • Poulakakis, N.; P.Lymberakis; C.S.Tsigenopoulos; A. Magoulas; M.Mylonas 2005. Phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of snake-eyed skink Ablepharus kitaibelii (Sauria: Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 245 –256 - get paper here
  • Schmidtler, J.F. 1997. Die Ablepharus kitaibelii - Gruppe in Südanatolien und benachbarten Gebieten (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae). Herpetozoa 10 (1/2): 35-62 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Alberto Venchi, Giuseppe M. Carpaneto, Marco A. Bologna 2000. The Reptiles of Anatolia: a Checklist and Zoogeographical analysis. Biogeographia, 21-2000: 441-554.
  • Skourtanioti, E., Kapli, P., Ilgaz, C., Kumlutaş, Y., Avcı, A., Ahmadzadeh, F., Isailović, J.C.n., Gherghel, I., Lymberakis, P., Poulakakis, N., 2016. A reinvestigation of phylogeny and divergence times of the Ablepharus kitaibelii species complex (Sauria, Scincidae) based on mtDNA and nuDNA genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 103: 199–214 - get paper here
  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Krieger, Malabar, FL, 260 pp. - get paper here
  • Tiedemann,F. & Grillitsch,H. 1999. Ergänzungen zu den Katalogen der Typusexemplare der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. Herpetozoa 12 (3-4): 147-156 - get paper here
  • Tuniyev B.S., Tuniyev S.B., Avcı A., Ilgaz Ç. 2014. Herpetological studies in Eastern and North-Eastern Turkey. Current Studies in Herpetology 14 (1/2): 44–53. Резюме - get paper here
  • YILDIRIM, E., KUMLUTAŞ, Y., CANDAN, K. & ILGAZ, Ç. 2017. Comparative skeletal osteology of three species of Scincid lizards (Genus: Ablepharus) from Turkey Vertebrate Zoology 67 (2): - get paper here
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