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Darevskia bendimahiensis (SCHMIDTLER, EISELT & DAREVSKY, 1994)

IUCN Red List - Darevskia bendimahiensis - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLacerta bendimahiensis SCHMIDTLER, EISELT & DAREVSKY 1994
Lacerta bendimahensis — ZOOLOGICAL RECORD
Lacerta bendimahiensis — FU, MURPHY & DAREVSKY 2000
Darevskia bendimahiensis — ARRIBAS 1997
Darevskia bendimahiensis — MURPHY et al. 2000
Archaeolacerta (Caucasilacerta) bendimahiensis — SINDACO et al. 2000
Lacerta (Darevskia) bendimahiensis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Darevskia bendimahiensis — MULDER 2019 
DistributionE Turkey (northeast of Lake Van)

Type locality: Bendimahi Wasserfälle, 9 km N Muradiye, elevation 1850 m., Provi. Van, Türkei.  
Reproductionoviparous; parthenogenetic "species", probably resulting from hybridization between D. valentini and D. raddei (SCHMIDTLER et al. 1994). 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 169/1993; Paratypes: NMW 33134, ZFMK 57135, female, ZSM 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Freitas, Susana; Sara Rocha, João Campos, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Claudia Corti, Neftali Sillero, Çetin Ilgaz, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Marine Arakelyan, D. James Harris, Miguel A. Carretero 2016. Parthenogenesis through the ice ages: A biogeographic analysis of Caucasian rock lizards (genus Darevskia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102: 117-127 - get paper here
  • Fu, J.; MURPHY R.W. & DAREVSKY,I.S. 2000. Divergence of the cytochrome b gene in the Lacerta raddei complex and its parthenogenetic daughter species: evidence for recent multiple origins. Copeia 2000 (2): 432-440 - get paper here
  • Mulder J. 2019. Annotated checklist of the herpetofauna (Amphibia, Reptilia) of Mount Ararat and surroundings. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1) [General Section]: 162–172 - get paper here
  • Murphy, R.W.; Fu,J.; MacCulloch, R.D.; Darevsky,I.S. & Kupriyanova,L.A. 2000. A fine line between sex and unisexuality: the phylogenetic constraints on parthenogenesis in lacertid lizards. Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 130: 527-549
  • Schmidtler J F; Eiselt, J; Darevsky I S 1994. Untersuchungen an Feldeidechsen (Lacerta-saxicola-Gruppe) in der östlichen Türkei: 3. Zwei neue parthogenetische Arten. Salamandra 30 (1): 55-70 - 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.
  • Tiedemann,F. & Grillitsch,H. 1999. Ergänzungen zu den Katalogen der Typusexemplare der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. [type catalogue] 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
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