Darevskia dahli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Lacertidae

Scientific Name: Darevskia dahli (Darevsky, 1957)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-12-14
Assessor(s): Agasyan, A. & Ananjeva, N.B.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A. & Temple, H.J.
Listed as Near Threatened because, although it is relatively abundant within its small range, its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are possibly declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Caucasus, where it has been recorded from eight locations in northern Armenia and southern Georgia. It is comparatively widely distributed the foothills of the Kura River valley. Populations are patchily distributed and isolated. The species has been recorded from 900 to 1,700m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Armenia; Georgia
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):900
Upper elevation limit (metres):1700
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Population [top]

Population:This is a rare species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Populations are usually encountered in moderately arid slopes of gorges and rocky outcrops. It can be found among overgrown wooded ruins, and on stone walls and fences. It is a parthenogenic species. The females lay clutches of two to five eggs (most often four eggs).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by increasing urbanization and road construction, with settlement of people around the remaining fragmented populations. There appears to be increasing competition with sympatric species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if this species is present within any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the distribution and natural history of this species. There is a need to regularly monitor population and record and reductions in the numbers of animals.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata version of the 2008 assessment was created to correct the Assessor names (and hence the assessment citation) and Reviewer names.

Citation: Agasyan, A. & Ananjeva, N.B. 2009. Darevskia dahli (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T164720A114536951. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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