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Darevskia armeniaca
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Subfamily: Lacertinae
Genus: Darevskia
Arribas, 1997[1]

Darevskia is a genus of wall lizards of the family Lacertidae. It includes 32 species, 27 of which are found in northern Eurasia.[1][2]


The generic name, Darevskia, is in honor of Russian herpetologist Ilya Sergeyevich Darevsky.[3]


The following species are recognized as being valid.[2]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Darevskia.


  1. ^ a b Ananjeva, Natalia B.; et al. (2006), The Reptiles of Northern Eurasia: Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, Conservation Status, Faunastica, 47, Sofia, Bulgaria: Pensoft Publishers, p. 79, ISBN 954-642-269-X. 
  2. ^ a b "Darevskia ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Darevskia, p. 65).

Further reading[edit]

  • Arribas, Oscar. 1999. Phylogeny and relationships of the mountain lizards of Europe and the Near East (Archeolacerta Mertens, 1921, sensu lato) and their relationships among the Eurasian lacertid radiation. Russian Journal of Herpetology 6 (1): 1-22.