Was introduced here in 1990th by Karen Martirosyan in the area of the Zoo. In 1997 formed a small but stable population. After a local fire in 2000, I haven't seen these lizard here any more.
The twin-striped skink (Ablepharus bivittatus) is a skink native to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, northwestern Iran and Turkey. It is generally found at elevations between 2300 and 3300 m. The lindbergi subspecies is restricted to western Afghanistan.