Eremias arguta transcaucasica

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<Rare and Endangered Animals of Armenia

Animal in Armenia

Խայտաբղետ մողեսիկ (“khaytabghet moghesik”)


Separated from the main habitat subspecies.

Habitat in Armenia

Can be met around Lake Sevan, near Noraduz.

Number in the wild

The number is very small. The last 27 species were caught in Martuni region and set free in Noraduz in 1961. They made up a new population with approximate number of 80 – 150 specimens.

Reasons for decrease in number

Interference of men.

Number in captivity


Measures of protection taken

No special measures taken.

External links

Tadevosyan's Herpetological Resources at