Darevskia is a genus of wall lizards of the family Lacertidae. It includes 34 species, 28 of which are found in northern Eurasia.[1][2]

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




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.; Orlov, Nikolai L.; Khalikov, Roman G.; Darevsky, Ilya S.; Ryabov, Sergei A.; Barabanov, Andrei V. (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, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Darevskia, p. 65).

Further readingEdit

  • 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.