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Olive wash in the dorsal background color, white belly and very dark and bold dorsal pattern, as well as the elevation of the finding (2500 m a.s.l.) suggest that this is likely a young individual of Darevskia valentini.
However, scalation of the head and the body somewhat close to that in Darevskia raddei (according to keys by Darevsky, 1967). Because, photos don't show all dagnostic features, more material from the same area needed to confirm this diagnosis.

Posted by ttadevosyan over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Rolf, why not to post an image with scalation notes we made, so quilified visitors may better understand what particular elements of scalation are being discussed here? In my opinion it may be helpful. And may be anybody else, who has more experience with this two species may make a nice argument.

Posted by ttadevosyan over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Valentin's Lizard - Photo (c) eduardgaloyan, all rights reserved, uploaded by Eduard Galoyan
ttadevosyan's ID: Valentin's Lizard (Darevskia valentini)
Posted by ttadevosyan over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Valentin's Lizard - Photo (c) eduardgaloyan, all rights reserved, uploaded by Eduard Galoyan
rolfnessing's ID: Valentin's Lizard (Darevskia valentini)
Posted by rolfnessing over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Valentin's Lizard - Photo (c) eduardgaloyan, all rights reserved, uploaded by Eduard Galoyan
rolfnessing's ID: Valentin's Lizard (Darevskia valentini)
Valentin's Lizard - Photo (c) eduardgaloyan, all rights reserved, uploaded by Eduard Galoyan
Community ID: Valentin's Lizard (Darevskia valentini)
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