Transcaucasian Horn-Nosed viper (Vipera (Rhinaspis) transcaucasiana), female from Kojori, Georgia, 2005
Road Killed specimen
Radde's Rock Viper (Montivipera raddei raddei) (Female)
Currently, based on the recent debates about the taxonomic status of this lizard, as well as accumulated evidence we consider it Phrynocephalus persicus horvathi.
Astragalus parasoxus is the background plant
This observation is the part of the inventory performed in Spring-Summer 2005.
Random quadrat # 1 (20x20 m)
Phrynocephalus persicus = 0
Eremias strauchi = 3
Eremias pleskei = 0
Lacerta strigata = 0
Testudo graeca = 0
Random Sampling Plot 2
6 individuals observed in the 20x20 m plot
Sampling plot 3
I was not able to make a photo of thia lizard, I had a couple of minutesenough time to observe it within the thalus. Careful re-examination of this area is necessary to document this population. This species is very narrowly distributed in Armenia, known just from few localities in Kotayk marz, and hasen't been documented for many years.
Accumulation of 34 snakes at the hibernation den.