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Darevskia daghestanica (DAREVSKY, 1967)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesRussian: Дагестанская ящерица 
SynonymLacerta saxicola daghestanica DAREVSKY 1967: 55
Lacerta caucasica daghestanica — ENGELMANN et al. 1993
Lacerta saxicola gracilis MEHELY 1909: 553
Lacerta saxicola gracilis — SCHELKOVNIKOV 1911: 222
Lacerta muralis var. caucasica BOULENGER 1913
Lacerta saxicola caucasica NIKOLSKY 1915
Lacerta daghestanica — FU & MURPHY 1997
Darevskia daghestanica — ARRIBAS 1997
Lacerta daghestanica — DAREVSKY & ROITBERG 1999
Darevskia daghestanica — MURPHY et al. 2000
Lacerta (Darevskia) daghestanica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Darevskia daghestanica — DORONIN et al. 2019 
DistributionS Russia (NE Precaucasus, Dagestan, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Chechnya), N Republic of Georgia (South Ossetia), Azerbaijan

Type locality: Dagestan and North Caucasus; lectotype locality: “Russian, Dagestan, Levashinsky District, Levaschi (=Lavaschi) Village, 42°25 ́N 47°19 ́E”  
TypesLectotype: GSM 263 (Georgia National Museum, Tbilisi; also given as GNM); (old number 26 h) (designated by Doronin 2014, see his Figs. 3, 4), 11.06.1894. Coll.: G.I. Radde and E.G. Konig 
CommentSynonymy partly after KHALIKOV & ANANJEVA (pers. comm.).

Distribution: see Doronin 2013: 82 for a distribution map. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
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  • Doronin I. V., Melnikov D. A., Melnikova E. N. 2016. Species differentiation of the rock lizard Darevskia (caucasica) complex (by DNA-barcoding data, cytochrome oxydase subunit I sequences). PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6th CONGRESS OF THE A. M. NIKOLSKY HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY pp. 42-49 - get paper here
  • Doronin I.V. 2013. The analysis of distribution of rock lizards of Darevskia (caucasica) complex (using the Maxent program). In:<br />Modern herpetology: problems and ways of their solutions. Collection of papers of the First International Conference of the Young Herpe Zoological institute of RAS. Saint-Petersburg, 2013. 81-85. - get paper here
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