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Eumeces schneideri Daudin, 1802
sbsp. princeps Eichwald, 1839
= Novoeumeces schneideri Daudin, 1802
sbsp. princeps Eichwald, 1839


Chromosome number: 2n= 32 (Kuprianova, 1973; Stepanyan, 2002)
Distribution in Armenia
Altitudes: 345-1700 m above sea level.
Regions: Armavir, Aragatsotn, Yerevan, Kotayk, Ararat, Vayots Dzor, Syunik
Habitats: Rocklands covered by phryganoid vegetation, stony semideserts, sandy semideserts
Areal type: Eastern-Mediterranean

Global distribution:

Asia: Sinai, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, W-Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran (Kavir desert), Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, NW-India, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, E-Georgia, S-Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Africa: E-Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt

Food: small Mammals, birds, reptiles, arthropods

Enemies:birds, mammals, man, snakes.


Known trend: not abjective data is available (presumably threatened)


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.

Stepanyan I.E., 2002, Study on Systematic Relationsheep Among Some Reptiles of Armenia./ Thesys of The Doctor of Biology, Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, 26 pp.

Engelmann,W.E. et al. (1993)
Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas
Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.

Frynta,D. et al. 1997
Results of the Czech biological expedition to Iran. Part 1. Notes on the distribution of amphibians and reptiles.
Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 61: 3-17

Gei?ler,L. (1981)
Die Skinke der Insel Zypern
Herpetofauna 14: 22-24

Geoffroy, l. 1827
Reptiles. In: Savigny, M. J. C. L. de, Description d'Egypte. Vol. l. Historie Naturelle.
Paris, pp. 121-160.

Griffith, H., A. Ngo & R. W. Murphy (2000)
A cladistic evaluation of the cosmopolitan genus Eumeces Wiegmann (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae).
Russ. J. Herpetol., 7 (1): 1-16

Leviton,A.E.; Anderson,S.C.; Adler, K.; Minton,S.A. (1992)
Handbook to Middle East Amphibians and Reptiles
SSAR, Oxford, Ohio (Contr. to Herpetol. No. 8), 1-252

Mertens, Robert (1920)
Uber die geographischen Formen von Eumeces schneideri Daudin
Senckenbergiana 2 (6): 176-179

Mertens, Robert (1924)
Herpetologische Mitteilungen: V. Zweiter Beitrag zur Kenntnis der geographischen Formen von Eumeces schneiderii DAUDIN.
Senckenbergiana 6: 182-184

Mertens, Robert (1924)
Dritte Mitteilung Uber die Rassen der Glattechse Eumeces schneiderii.
Senckenbergiana 27: 53-62

Nilson,G. & Andren,C. (1981)
Die Herpetofauna des Kavir-Schutzgebietes, Kavir-Wuste, Iran
Salamandra 17 (3/4): 130-146

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