Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Russia, Syria and Turkey. 

Species:

Lacerta media  LANTZ & CYRÉN, 1920

Subspecies (5):

Lacerta media media  LANTZ & CYRÉN, 1920

Lacerta media ciliciensis  SCHMIDTLER,1975

Lacerta media isaurica  SCHMIDTLER,1975

Lacerta media israelica  PETERS, 1964

Lacerta media wolterstorffi  MERTENS, 1922

Synonyms:

Lacerta viridis media  LANTZ & CYRÉN 1920

Lacerta trilineata media  MÜLLER 1939

Lacerta media  FU & MURPHY 1997

Common names:

Three-lined Lizard (English)
Östliche Riesensmaragdeidechse (German)
Cредняя ящерица (Russian)

Terra Typica:

Terra Typica: Georgia, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Borjomi, Kvabishevi river valley (= Kvabis-tshali, Kvabistskari), 41°47`12.1``N, 43°14`20.6``E, 1025 m a.s.l. (DORONIN and DORONINA 2019)


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Lantz, L.A. & Cyrén, O. (1920) -  Note sur les Lacerta viridis du Caucase. -  Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France, 45: 33-37.  

  • Schmidtler, J.F. (1975) -  Description of Lacerta media ciliciencis. -  In: “Zur Taxonomie der Riesen-Smaragdeidechsen (Lacerta trilineata Bedriaga) Süd-Anatoliens”. – Veröffentlichungen der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München, 18: 45-68.   

  • Schmidtler, J.F. (1986) -  Orientalische Smaragdeidechsen: 2. Über Systematik und Synökologie von Lacerta trilineata, L. media und L. pamphylica. -  Salamandra, Bonn, 22 (2/3): 126-146.    

  • Godinho, R. & Crespo, E.G. & Ferrand, N. & Harris, D.J. (2005) -  Phylogeny and evolution of the green lizards, Lacerta spp. (Squamata: Lacertidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences -  Amphibia-Reptilia, 26 (3): 271-285.    

  • Doronin, I.V. & Doronina, M.A. (2019) -  Review of type specimens of Lacerta media Lantz et Cyrén, 1920 (Sauria: Lacertidae). -  Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, 323 (2): 85-92.  

    И.В. Доронин и М.А. Доронина (2019) -  Обзор типовых экземпляров Lacerta media Lantz et Cyrén, 1920 (Sauria: Lacertidae). -  Труды Зоологического института РАН, 323 (2): 85-92.    

 
 
 
 

Lacerta media: 81  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Lacerta media media  © Torsten Panner