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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Lacertidae
Bibliography of the genus Parvilacerta
Biodiversity of the family Lacertidae


Middle East Dwarf Lizards


Østmediterrane Dværgfirben

1998 Parvilacerta Harris, Arnold & Thomas (type species: Lacerta parva Boulenger 1887 [by subsequent designation of Bischoff 2001]; nomen nudum [Arnold, Arribas & Carranza 2007])
2007 Parvilacerta Arnold, Arribas & Carranza (type species: Lacerta parva Boulenger 1887)
Contents: 2 species, of which 1 (50.0%) is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: The species of this genus were previously included in Lacerta (e.g.; Arnold 1989). Originally described as a subgenus of Lacerta. Raised to status as a separate genus by Bischoff (2001). Some authors prefer to retain it as a subgenus of Lacerta (e.g., Sindaco & Jeremchenko 2008).
Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Turkey (incl. European Turkey).

Parvilacerta fraasii

Lebanese Mountain Lizard

Libanesische Zwergeidechse

Libanesisk Dværgfirben

1910 Lacerta fraasii Lehrs
Parvilacerta fraasii Harris, Arnold & Thomas 1998

Distribution: Lebanon.

Parvilacerta parva

Asia Minor Dwarf Lizard, Dwarf Lizard, Asia Minor Lizard

Anatolische Zwergeidechse

Anatolsk Dværgfirben

1887 Lacerta parva Boulenger
Parvilacerta parva Harris, Arnold & Thomas 1998
Archaeolacerta parva Sindaco, Venchi, Carpaneto & Bologna 2000

Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey (incl. European Turkey).