Darevskia steineri

Darevskia steineri

Darevskia steineri, Steiner's lizard

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Darevskia steineri

Darevskia steineri, also known commonly as Steiner's lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to Iran.

Animal name origin

The specific name, steineri, is in honor of Austrian herpetologist Hans M. Steiner.

Appearance

D. steineri may attain a snout-to-vent length of 7 cm (2.8 in). It has a greenish belly, unlike the reddish bellies of closely related species.

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D. steineri is found in northeastern Iran.

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The preferred natural habitats of D. steineri are forest and rocky areas. It can be found on tree trunks and the forest floor in the Hyrcanian forest.

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Mating Habits

D. steineri is oviparous.

References

1. Darevskia steineri Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darevskia_steineri
2. Darevskia steineri on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/164606/5911709

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