Darevskia valentini

Darevskia valentini

Darevskia valentini, Caucasian rock lizard, Valentin's lizard

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Darevskia valentini

Darevskia valentini, also known commonly as the Caucasian rock lizard or Valentin's lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. There are three recognized subspecies.

Animal name origin

The specific name, valentini, is in honor of naturalist Jean Valentin (1868–1898), who was associated with the Senckenberg Naturmuseum.

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D. valentini is found in Armenia, Georgia, Iran, and Turkey.

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The preferred natural habitats of D. valentini are rocky areas, grassland, and shrubland, at altitudes of 1,300–3,000 m (4,300–9,800 ft).

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Habits and Lifestyle

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Mating Habits

D. valentini is oviparous.

References

1. Darevskia valentini Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darevskia_valentini
2. Darevskia valentini on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/164707/5919336

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