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Laudakia caucasia (Eichwald, 1831) sbsp. caucasia (Eichwald, 1831)

Chromosome number: 2n= 34 (Arronet, 1965; Stepanyan, 2002)
Distribution in Armenia:
Altitudes: 375-2500 m above sea level.
Regions: Araks basin: Armavir, Aragatsotn, Kotayk, Yerevan, Ararat, Shirak, Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor, Syunik, Kura basin: Lory, Tavoush
Habitats: Dry rocklands covered by xerophyllous mediterraenan type vegetation – phryganoids and woodlands, stony semideserts
Areal type: Central Asian-Transcaucasian
Global distribution:
Europe: Dagestan, E-S Georgia
Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, E Turkey, Iraq, N Iran, Afghanistan, NW Pakistan, India

Food: arthropods, plants

Enemies: snakes, birds, foxes, vulfs, cats, dogs, man
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.

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Frynta etc. (1997) Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 61: 3-17
Ananjeva etc. (1979) Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R. 89, 4-17
Clark etc. (1966) Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Science 55: 1-9
de Filippi (1867) Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 19: 145-146
Roitberg etc. (2000) Faunist. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 22 (8)
Ananjeva (1994) Russian Journal of Herpetology 1 (1): 43
Thieme (1980) Herpetofauna 2 (8): 27-29
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