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Darevskia mirabilis ARRIBAS, ILGAZ, KUMLUTAŞ, DURMUŞ, AVCI & ÜZÜM, 2013

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymDarevskia rudis mirabilis ARRIBAS, ILGAZ, KUMLUTAŞ, DURMUŞ, AVCI & ÜZÜM 2013
Darevskia rudis mirabilis — TUNIYEV et al. 2014
Darevskia mirabilis — ARRIBAS et al. 2022 
DistributionTurkey (NE Anatolia)

Type locality: Ovit-pass, Trabzon, northeastern Anatolia, 40°37 ́158 ́ ́N 40°49 ́144 ́ ́E.  
TypesHolotype: ZDEU 145/2002; paratypes in ZDEU 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (mirabilis). A Darevskia rudis is characterized by having rostral and frontonasal plates either in contact or separated (in contact in 50% specimens). Supraciliar granula almost always in an interrupted row. Masseteric plate longer than the tympanic one, separated only by a single row (rarely more) of scales. Tibial scales moderately keeled. Relatively high (for D. rudis) values for dorsalia, circumanalia, and relative anal-plate size. Relatively low values for femoralia and hindlimb length as well as short head. Postfrontal and postorbitary subequal (or postfrontal only slightly longer than postocular). Interclavicle cruciform, with tips not incurved. 
EtymologyThe subspecies name is feminine “mirabilis” and means wonderful, amazing, unique and miraculous in Latin. The name refers to its vivid and beautiful coloration in respect to other D. rudis subspecies. 
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