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Telescopus fallax (Fleischmann, 1831)

sbsp. iberus (Eichwald,)

Caucasian cat snake

Distribution in Armenia

Altitudes: 375-1800 (2000)

Administrative regions:

Araks basin: S- Shirak (possibly), Aragatsotn, Yerevan, Kotayk, Ararat, Vayots Dzor, Syunik.

Kura bsin: (N-E Lory possible), Tavoush.

Habitats: Rocklands covered by phryganoids or woody vegetation, semideserts, buildings and ruuins.

Global distribution:

Eastern-Mediterranean subregion



Italy (Limited to Friuli district, Val Rosandra TS, Greece (Paros, Antiparos, Tourlos, Crete, Kalymnos, Samos, Milos, Ikaria), Albania, W+S Croatia (including some adriatic islands), Slovenia (possible), Hercegowina, Monte Negro, Macedonia, S-Bulgaria, Turkey, Malta,

        Asia: Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Israel, S-Russia (Dagestan), Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan

Food: lizards, small birds, rodents

Enemies: predator birds, felines, human


Known trend: not abjective data is available (presumably rare and undetermined).


Aghasyan A.L., 1996. The Fauna of Snakes of Armenia and Nakhichevan. PhD Thesis authoreferat, Yerevan, 34 pp.

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.

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.

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