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Lacerta strigata EICHWALD, 1831

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Caucusus Emerald Lizard, Five-Streaked Lizard, Caspian Green Lizard
G: Streifensmarageidechse
Russian: Полосатая ящерица 
SynonymLacerta strigata EICHWALD 1831: 189
Lacerta strigata — BERTHOLD 1840
Lacerta viridis var. Astrabadensi EICHWALD 1841
Lacerta strigata — ANDERSON 1872
Lacerta viridis var. strigata — BOULENGER 1881: 742
Lacerta viridis var. astrabadensi — BEDRIAGA 1886
Lacerta viridis var. woosnami BOULENGER 1917: 277 (fide CLARK 1973)
Lacerta strigata — MÜLLER 1935
Lacerta viridis strigata — NIAZI 1976
Lacerta strigata — DAREVSKY 1984: 82
Lacerta strigata — ROITBERG et al. 2000
Lacerta strigata — SZCZERBAK 2003
Lacerta strigata — ŠMÍD et al. 2014
Lacerta strigata — KALASHIAN et al. 2023 
DistributionS Russia (NE Caucasus, Dagestan), E Republic of Georgia, Abkhazia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, SW Turkmenistan, NE Turkey, N Iran; elevation up to 2800 m.

Type locality: Kislovodsk, South Russia; “Krasnowodsk, northern Caucasus, Russian” fide ANDERSON 1999 [restricted by Mertens and Müller, 1928:41 – see also Darevsky, 1984:89] (Lacerta viridis var. vaillanti ) - Persia (L. viridis var. woosnami) south coast of Caspian Sea and Bash Nurashin, Iran  
TypesType: unknown (fide Igor Doronin et al. 2017)
Syntypes: BMNH 1908.8.7.6-13/1946.8.5.27-33 (L. viridis var. woosnami) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Transverse series of ventral plates with notches between plates, in 6 (rarely 8) longitudinal series; collar strongly serrated; usually 2 superposed postnasals, 25--29 subdigital lamellae under fourth toe; 37-49 dorsals at midbody; tympanic shield present; 17-21 femoral pores, row ofpores complete up to knee; rarely over 20 temporal scales; fifth submaxillary well developed (Anderson 1999: 247). 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
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