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Eremias strauchi Kessler, 1878


Chromosome number: 2n= 38 (Stepanyan, 2002)

Distribution in Armenia
Altitudes: Araks basin: 375-1300 m above sea level.
Regions: Araks basin: Armavir, Yerevan, Ararat, Syunik
Habitats: Semideserts, Rocklands covered by phryganoid vegetation
Areal type: Atropatanean

Global distribution:

Asia: S Armenia, S Azerbaidzhan, NE Turkey, NW-NE Iran, S Turkmenistan (Kopet Dag Mountains),

Food: arthropods, newborn lizards
Enemies: snakes: Erix jaculus, Hierophis schmidti, Malpolon monspessulanus, Telescopus fallax, Macrovipera lebetina ,birds, foxes, vulfs, cats, dogs, man
Known trend: No objective data available (presumably common)



Ananjeva, N.B., Orlov N.L., Khalikov R.G., Darevsky, I.S., Rjabov S.A., Barabanov A.V., 2004. Atlas of Reptiles of Northern Eurasia, "Ivan Fedorov" Print, St. Pererbourg, Russia, 230 pp.

Aslanyan A.V., 2004. An Ecologo-Faunistic Analysis of The Lizards of Armenia. PhD candidate thesys. 172 pp.

Chernov S.A., 1939. [Herpetological Fauna of Armenian SSR and Nakhichevan ASSR] // Zoological Papers, Vol I, (Transactions of Biological Institure, Vol. III). Edition of Armenian Brunch of The USSR Academy of Scienecs, Erevan, 1939, pp. 77-194. (In Russian)
Darevsky I.S., 1957. The Fauna of Reptiles of Armenia and Its Zoogeographical Analysis. PhD Thesis, Yerevan, 468 pp.


Rastegar-Pouyani etc. (2001) Asiatic Herpetological Research. 9:107-112.
Franzen etc. (1999) Salamandra 35 (4): 255-266
Engelmann etc. (1993) Lurche Kriechtiere Europas.
Bischoff (1978) Salamandra 14 (4): 178-202
Kessler (1878) Ges. Naturf. St. Petersburg 8: 143-

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