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Parvilacerta parva (BOULENGER, 1887)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Dwarf Lizard
G: Zwergeidechse 
SynonymLacerta parva BOULENGER 1887: 22
Lacerta parva — KOSSWIG 1955
Lacerta parva — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Lacerta (Parvilacerta) parva — HARRIS et al. 1998
Archaeolacerta (Parvilacerta) parva — SINDACO et al. 2000
Parvilacerta parva — BISCHOFF 2005
Parvilacerta parva — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Parvilacerta) parva — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionArmenian Mountainland, Turkey (central and NE Anatolia)

Type locality: Asia Minor  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.6.47 
CommentType Species: Lacerta parva Boulenger, 1887 is the type species of the genus Parvilacerta ARNOLD et al. 2007. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “parvus, -a, -um” = small. 
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