On Distribution and Taxonomic Status of Rock Lizards Darevskia brauneri szczerbaki (Lukina, 1963) and D. b. darevskii (Szczerbak, 1962)

Boris S. Tuniyev, Sako B. Tuniyev


The distribution ranges of Darevskia brauneri and D. szczerbaki are discussed. It is noted the independent speciation of stenotop hemixerophylous maritime-rocks species — Darevskia szczerbaki in the conditions of Black Sea refugia of the East-Mediterranean Province and mezophylous arboreal-rocks and ground dwellers forms of D. b. brauneri and D. b. darevskii in broadleaf mezophyl forests of Western Caucasus.


North-Western Caucasus; Darevskia saxicola sensu lato; geographic distribution; taxonomic status; Darevskia brauneri szczerbaki; Darevskia brauneri darevskii

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2012-19-1-10–22


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