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Darevskia derjugini (NIKOLSKY, 1898)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesDarevskia derjugini abchasica (BISCHOFF 1982)
Darevskia derjugini barani (BISCHOFF 1982)
Darevskia derjugini boehmei (BISCHOFF 1982)
Darevskia derjugini derjugini (NIKOLSKIJ 1898)
Darevskia derjugini orlowae (BISCHOFF 1984)
Darevskia derjugini silvatica (BARTENEF & REZNIKOVA 1931) 
Common NamesG: Artwiner Eidechse
Russian: Артвинская ящерица 
SynonymLacerta derjugini NIKOLSKY 1898
Lacerta derjugini — MEHELY 1909: 572
Lacerta derjugini derjugini BISCHOFF 1982: 32
Lacerta derjugini — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Darevskia derjugini — ARRIBAS 1997
Lacerta derjugini — FU & MURPHY 1997
Darevskia derjugini — MURPHY et al. 2000
Archaeolacerta (Caucasilacerta) derjugini — SINDACO et al. 2000
Lacerta derjugini — SZCZERBAK 2003
Darevskia derjugini — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Darevskia) derjugini derjugini — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Darevskia derjugini boehmei (BISCHOFF 1982)
Lacerta derjugini boehmei BISCHOFF 1982: 46
Lacerta derjugini boehmei — BAUER & GÜNTHER 1995
Lacerta (Darevskia) derjugini boehmei — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Darevskia derjugini abchasica (BISCHOFF 1982)
Lacerta derjugini abchasica BISCHOFF 1982: 44
Lacerta (Darevskia) derjugini abchasica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Darevskia derjugini barani (BISCHOFF 1982)
Lacerta derjugini barani BISCHOFF 1982: 32
Lacerta (Darevskia) derjugini barani — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Darevskia derjugini orlowae (BISCHOFF, 1984)
Lacerta (Darevskia) derjugini orlowae — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Darevskia derjugini silvatica (BARTENEF & REZNIKOVA 1931)
Lacerta derjugini silvatica BISCHOFF 1982: 49
Lacerta (Darevskia) derjugini silvatica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionW/NE Republic of Georgia (Small Caucasus, Sukhumi region, Valleys of the rivers Kodori, Inguri in the SW Caucasus Mts., central south-slope of the Caucasus Mts.) and adjacent NE Turkey, Southern Republic of Georgian Black Sea coast and NE coastal regions of Turkey, Western south-slope of the Caucasus Mts. in Russia and Republic of Georgia, S Russia (northwestern slope of the Caucasus Mts., Krasnodar Kray),
NW Azerbaijan

abchasica: Georgia (Sukhumi region); Type locality: “Ufermauer in Suchumi, Georgische SSR/UdSSR”

barani: Black Sea coast from Batumi (Georgia) to NE Turkey; Type locality: “Botanischer Garten von Batumi, Georgische SSR/UdSSR”

orlowae: Republic of Georgia. Type locality: “bei Pasanauri, Georgische SSR/UdSSR”.

boehmei: extreme West of the Southern slope of the Caucasus Range; Type locality: “Achun-Berg bei Sotschi” [Russia].

silvatica: Caucasus; Type locality: Waldwiese Lagernaja am Fluss Belaja im Nordwestkaukasus/UdSSR (Bischoff 1982: 49)

Type locality: Artvin, Turkey  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: unlocated
Holotype: MM; Paratypes in ZFMK and MM [abchasica]
Holotype: MM; Paratypes: ZFMK, MM, SZE and CAS [barani]
Holotype: MTKD; Paratypes: ZFMK, MTKD, MM, ZMB, AMNH and USNM [boehmei]
Holotype: ZFMK 38047, paratypes in MTKD [orlowae] 
CommentSubspecies: Kurnaz et al. 2017 concluded that Darevskia derjugini barani from Turkey cannot be reliably distinguished from Darevskia derjugini derjugini and hence synonymized the Turkish populations of barani with the nominate form of derjugini. Given that barani seems to be known only from W Georgia, it is possible that barani is a synonym of derjugini altogether.

Distribution: see map in Bischoff 1982: 43 (Fig. 19). 
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