Eumeces schneideri

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<Rare and Endangered Animals of Armenia


Animal in Armenia

Երակարաոտ սցինկ (“Yerkaraot stsink”)

Status

Threatened species.

Habitat in Armenia

Can be met in stony habitats in semidesert zone on the valley of Arax and neighboring regions, as well as around Yerevan, in Armavir, Ejmiatsin, Yeghegnadzor, Vayk, Abovyan, Kapan, and Meghri regions.

Number in the wild

Undetermined.

Reasons for decrease in number

Intensive use of the habitat for agricultural purposes, illegal collection

Number in captivity

Kept in a number of zoos in the former Soviet Union, including Yerevan zoo.

Measures of protection taken

Preserved by Khosrov Nature Reserve and the Goravan Sands Sanctuary.

External links

Tadevosyan's Herpetological Resources at http://www.herp-am.narod.ru/Species/nsh.htm