Telescopus fallax iberus

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< Rare and Endangered Animals of Armenia


Animal in Armenia

Կովկասյան կատվաօձ (“Kovkasyan katvaots”)

Status

Rare and disappearing species.

Habitat in Armenia

Can be met around Yerevan, in Armavir, Ejmiatsin, Vayk, Yeghegnadzor, Kapan, Meghri, Ijevan, Noyemberyan, and Shamshadin regions.

Number in the wild

The overall number is approximately 500 – 600 specimens.

Reasons for decrease in number

Intensive use of the territories by men.

Number in captivity

Kept in some zoos of the former Soviet Union as well as in some private collections.

Measures of protection taken

Special measures not developed, presrved in Khosrov State Nature Reserve

External links

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