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Darevskia pontica (LANTZ & CYRÉN, 1918)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesG: Kaukasische Wieseneidechse
E: Meadow Lizard 
SynonymLacerta praticola pontica LANTZ & CYRÉN 1918
Lacerta praticola pontica — CEVIK 1999
Darevskia praticola pontica — STARKOV & ORLOVA 2007
Lacerta (Darevskia) praticola pontica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Darevskia pontica — TUNIYEV et al. 2011
Darevskia pontica — SOS et al. 2012 
DistributionW Caucasus (Black Sea coast), Republic of Georgia, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece

Type locality: Town Gagry (now Republic of Georgia, on the Black Sea coast)  
Reproduction 
TypesLectotype: ZISP 22853 (Fig. 11 in Tuniyev et al. 2011); paralectotypes – ZISP 5279, 5280, 22847, 22852.1-2, 22854 
CommentDoronin 2016 found that the species was described in 1918 not 1919 as often cited.

Synonymy: Freitas et al. 2016 suggseted to synonymize pontica with praticola. 
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