Darevskia lindholmi (SZCZERBAK, 1962)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Darevskia lindholmi?
|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Lacertinae, Lacertini, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Crimean Rock Lizard|
|Synonym||Lacerta saxicola lindholmi LANTZ & CYRÉN 1936: 164 (nomen nudum)|
Lacerta saxicola lindholmi SZCZERBAK 1962: 1378
Lacerta saxicola lindholmi — DAREVSKY 1984: 351
Darevskia lindholmi — MACCULLOCH et al. 2000
Darevskia lindholmi — MURPHY et al. 2000
Lacerta (Darevskia) lindholmi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Darevskia lindholmi — SPEYBROECK et al. 2020
|Distribution||S Ukraine (mountain regions in the Krim [Crimea] Peninsula)|
Type locality: (lecotype locality) original label: «Lacerta saxicola Crimea, Yalta 18.V.1961 Leg. Szczerbak» [= Ukraine, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Yalta, 44°29 ́N, 34°9 ́E] (Fig. 8 in Doronin 2012).
|Types||Lectotype: NMNHU SR 2057/14097 (designated by DORONIN 2012, Fig. 7, = Museum of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev). LANTZ & CYRÉN 1936 did not designate a type.|
|Diagnosis||Original distribution of D. lindholmi: Turkey [Darevsky 1965, 1967, 1972]|
S Russia (northern slopes of the west and central Caucasus, western part of the N Precaucasus, Krasnodar region, in northwestern Precaucasus, NE Black Sea coast, between Anapa and Noworossisk), W Georgia (in the south up to the Rioni Plain), S Ukraine (mountain regions in the Krim Peninsula). See map in Doronin 2012: 117.
|Comment||Synonymy: LANTZ & CYRÉN 1936 did not provide a description of the (sub-) species (they only said that the population from Crimea should be called lindholmi), hence subsequent authors (e.g. Wermuth & Mertens 1960) considered their name as a nomen nudum.|
Habitat: D. lindholmi is petrophilous but eurytopic. D. lindholmi prefers rocky uncoverings and precipices, but inhabits pebbly beaches, mountain forests and meadows as well. It is hygrophilous species, its number in arid biotopes decreased considerably.
Thermobiology: thermotolerant; D. lindholmi inhabits ecosystems of the highest and lowest temperatures in the Crimea [V. Gasso, pers. comm., 14 June 2011].
|Etymology||Named after Wilhelm (Wasili, Wassili or Vassily) Adolf (Adolfovich or Adolfovitch) Lindholm (1874–1935), a Russian-Soviet zoologist known mostly by his contributions to malacology and herpetology. See Danilov 2019 or biographical details.|