Armenia 2012 (4)

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Armenia 2012 (4)

Postby Martin Vlcek » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:49 pm

Given that the next phase of our expedition spent around the lake Sevan didn’t bring many herpetological findings, perhaps with the exception of observing beautiful lizards Darevskia raddei and finding one Coronella austriaca individual in Sevan town, I shall continue with the final part of our journey, which we spent around the capital city, Yerevan.
We chose a remote rocky location, about 15 kilometers northwest of Yerevan for the last herpetological investigations of the Armenian territory. This soon proved to be very interesting. Within two hours of searching, we found 18 individuals of Typhlops vermicularis there, 21 individuals of Eirenis punctatolineatus, one representative of the Telescopus fallax and Macrovipera lebetina obtusa. From the amphibian species were found Pseudepidalea viridis.

At the end of my report I would like to ask any experts if they would assist me in determination of the Darevskia lizard species in the photos. I will also be grateful for any reference to literature.
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Re: Armenia 2012 (4)

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:04 pm

The good stuff! Thanks for your posts & hope to see more from you in the future.
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Re: Armenia 2012 (4)

Postby Bastien Comment » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:24 pm

Great report!! Finally some pictures for the Caucasus countries! Now you won, I want to go there ;)
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Re: Armenia 2012 (4)

Postby Bobby Bok » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:12 pm

Darevskia is rrrreally beautiful!
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Re: Armenia 2012 (4)

Postby Peter Oefinger » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:16 am

B obby Bok wrote:Darevskia is rrrreally beautiful!

Yesss! Thanks for posting.
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Re: Armenia 2012 (4)

Postby GertJan Verspui » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:24 pm

Thanks for showing us around, area looks very nice and I like the photos, where will you go next??
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Re: Armenia 2012 (4)

Postby Sandra Panienka » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:06 pm

A very enjoyable trip report from a part of the world not visited to often, I assume. Great landscape pics and nice species that you found there.
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Re: Armenia 2012 (4)

Postby Andre Schmid » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:22 am

Thanks for showing us this nice report ! My favorite is this cute little macrovipera... :)
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Postby Tomas Klacek » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:14 am

Parádní fotky i report! ;)
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Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:28 pm

Great Report, superb Pics!
Thanks for sharing!
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