Mountain ranges in central and eastern Turkey and south to the central Taurus Mountains. 

Subspecies:

Darevskia valentini lantzicyreni  (DAREVSKY & EISELT, 1967)

Types:

Lectotype (designated by Darevsky & Eiselt 1967): GNM 2459, female.

Terra Typica:

Erciyes Dað, ca. 1900 asl.” [Erciyes (= Erdschias) Dagh in Kayseri, Central Anatolia, Turkey].


Taxonomic notes:

Etymology: Named after the French herpetologist Louis A. Lantz (1886–1953) and the Swedish herpetologist Carl A. O. Cyrén (1878–1946), who made a significant contribution to the taxonomy of the Caucasian lizards.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Darevsky, I.S. & Eiselt, J. (1967) -  Ein neuer Name für Lacerta saxicola mehelyi, Lantz und Cyrén, 1936. -  Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 70: 107.  

  • Eiselt, J. & Darevsky, I.S. & Schmidtler, J.F. (1992) -  Untersuchungen an Felseneidechsen (Lacerta saxicola komplex) in der östlichen Türkei. I. Lacerta valentini Boettger. -  Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 93B: 1-18.    

 
 

Turkey

 
 
 
 
 

Darevskia valentini lantzicyreni  © 2007 Torsten Panner