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< Rare and Endangered Animals of Armenia

Animal in Armenia

Փոքրասիական մողես (“Pokrasiakan moghes”)


Endangered species. Included in the Red Book of the former Soviet Union.

Habitat in Armenia

Nowadays can be met in stony mountain steppes of Shirak and Aragatzotn regions as well as nearSpitak .

Number in the wild

In the end of 1950’s the number was 30 – 35 specimens per hectare. In 1979 – 1980 this number decreased to 5 – 8 species. The overall number is about 200 – 400 species.

Reasons for decrease in number

Use of the territories for economic purposes.

Number in captivity

No data.

Measures of protection taken

Special measures not developed.

External links

Tadevosyan's Herpetological Resources at