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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLacerta media ciliciensis SCHMIDTLER 1975
Lacerta media isaurica SCHMIDTLER 1975
Lacerta media israelica PETERS 1964
Lacerta media media LANTZ & CYRÉN 1920
Lacerta media wolterstorffi MERTENS 1922 
Common NamesG: Östliche Riesensmaragdeidechse
Russian: Cредняя ящерица 
SynonymLacerta viridis media LANTZ & CYRÉN 1920
Lacerta trilineata media MÜLLER 1939
Lacerta viridis KHALAF 1961
Lacerta media media SCHMIDTLER 1986
Lacerta trilineata media LANTZ & CYREN 1920 (fide KHALIKOV, pers. comm)
Lacerta trilineata media — ENGELMANN et al. (1993)
Lacerta media — FU & MURPHY 1997
Lacerta media — ŠMÍD et al. 2014

Lacerta media media LANTZ & CYRÉN 1920
Lacerta media media — ROITBERG et al. 2000
Lacerta media media — BISCHOFF 2003
Lacerta media — DAMHOUREYEH et al. 2009

Lacerta media ciliciensis SCHMIDTLER 1975
Lacerta media ciliciensis — SAGONAS et al. 2014

Lacerta media isaurica SCHMIDTLER 1975
Lacerta trilineata isaurica SCHMIDTLER 1975: 59
Lacerta trilineata isaurica — NETTMANN & RYKENA 1984: 108
Lacerta media isaurica — MAYER 2015

Lacerta media israelica PETERS 1964
Lacerta trilineata israelica PETERS 1964
Lacerta trilineata israelica — ESTERBAUER 1985
Lacerta media israelica — BAUER & GÜNTHER 1995
Lacerta media israelica — DISI et al. 2004
Lacerta media israelica — ESTERBAUER 2005
Lacerta trilineata israelica — AL-QURAN 2009

Lacerta media wolterstorffi MERTENS 1922
Lacerta strigata wolterstorffi MERTENS 1922
Lacerta major wolterstorffi — MÜLLER 1935
Lacerta trilineata wolterstorffi — BERGER-DELL’MOUR 1986
Lacerta media wolterstorffi — BISCHOFF 2005
Lacerta media wolterstorffi — BISCHOFF 2007 
DistributionN/E Republic of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, E Turkey (eastern southcoast and adjacent regions, eastern Central Anatolia, Hatay, south of Asi Nehri River [Orontes]), N Israel, NW Jordan, NW Syria, Lebanon, S Russia (Dagestan, Krasnodar region)

isaurica: CS Turkey

israelica: Syria, Israel, Jordan

ciliciensis: SE Turkey; Type locality: “15 km N Kozan, Prov. Adana, Türkei”

wolterstorffi: extreme SE Turkey, Lebanon, Syria (Golan)

meida: Iran, etc.; Type locality: restricted to Tiflis (MERTENS & MÜLLER 1940).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1960.1.4.38 (and possibly additional specimens).
Holotype: ZSM 89/1972/1, juvenile male, “15 km N Kozan, Prov. Adana, Türkei”, collected by J. J. & J. F. Schmidtler, 01.04.1972. Paratypes: ZSM 89/1972/2, juvenile, same data as holotype; ZSM 90/1972, male, “Prov. Mersin: S. Gülek”, collected by J. J. & J. F. Schmidtler, 02.04. 1972 [ciliciensis]
Holotype: NMW 20328:3 [isaurica]
Holotype: SMF 13244 [wolterstorffi] 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
Etymology 
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