Animal in Armenia
Չեռնովի մերկաչք (“Chernovi merkachk”)
Rare species. Included in the Red Book of the former Soviet Union.
Habitat in Armenia
Number in the wild
Not more than 1 – 2 specimens per square kilometer. The overall number is approximately 300 specimens.
Reasons for decrease in number
Use of the territories for economic purposes.
Number in captivity
Is not kept in the zoos of the former Soviet Union.
Measures of protection taken
Special measures are not developed.
Tadevosyan's Herpetological Resources at http://www.herp-am.narod.ru/Species/ach.htm