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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesG: Armenische Eidechse
E: Armenia Lizard 
SynonymLacerta saxicola nairensis DAREVSKY 1967: 68
Lacerta raddei nairensis — UZZELL & DAREVSKY 1973
Lacerta nairensis — DAREVSKY 1992
Archaeolacerta (Caucasilacerta) nairensis — SINDACO et al. 2000
Darevskia nairensis — ARAKELYAN 2002
Darevskia (raddei) nairensis — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Darevskia) nairensis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Darevskia nairensis — ARAKELYAN et al. 2011
Darevskia nairensis — TUNIYEV & PETROVA 2019
Darevskia nairensis — PETROSYAN et al. 2020 

Type locality: Lchashen, Beach Lake. Sevan in Armenia  
ReproductionLacerta raddei (and Lacerta nairensis) has been implicated as maternal parents of the parthenogenetic L. rostombekovi and L. unisexualis, respectively (Uzzell and Darevsky 1975). L. nairensis is also possibly the aternal parent of L. uzzelli (Darevsky and Danielyan 1977, Moritz et al. 1992). Interestingly, sterile triploids have resulted form crosses between males of bisexuals and females of sympatric parthenogens, either L. armenicaca or L. unisexualis in the case of L. nairensis, or L. rostombekovi in the case of L. raddei (Darevsky 1967, Darevsky et al. 1986). 
TypesHolotype: ZISP = ZIN 17941 (Zool. Inst., St. Petersburg) 
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