Table 1: observations on Aragats and Arailer mountains

 

Reptiles & amphibians

 

06-2012

 

 

 

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

2

Green Toad

Bufo viridis

1

Lemon-yellow tree frog

Hyla savignyi

calling

Levant Green Lizard

Lacerta media

5

Caucasus Green Lizard

Lacerta strigata

3

 

Darevskia nairensis

>10

Dahl’s whip snake

Platyceps najadum

1

Schmidt’s whip snake

Hierophis schmidti

1+1 DOR

Transcaucasian rat snake

Zamenis hohenackeri

4

Erivanian meadow viper

Vipera eriwanensis

2 +1 DOR

Blunt-nosed viper

Macrovipera lebetina

1 DOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other highlights

 

 

 

 

 

Rose-coloured Starling

Sturnus roseus

>30

Red-billed Chough

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

1

Alpine Accentor

Prunella collaris

1

Shore Lark

Eremophila alpestris

3

Bonnelli’s Eagle

Hieraaetus fasciatus

1

 

 

 

Table 2: Urts Mounains (south of Kosrov)

 

Reptiles and amphibians

 

06-2012

 

 

 

Green Toad

Bufo viridis

3

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

2

Levant Green Lizard

Lacerta media

1

Snake-eyed Lacertid

Ophisops elegans

2

Golden Skink

Trachylepis auratus

3

Glass Lizard

Ophisaurus apodus

1

Worm Snake

Typhlops vermicularis

3

Dwarf Snake

Eirenis modestus

1

Collared Dwarf Snake

Eirenis collaris

2

Transcaucasian Rat Snake

Zamenis hohenackeri

1

Grass Snake

Natrix natrix

1

Dice Snake

Natrix tessellata

1

Blunt nosed Viper

Macrovipera lebetina

1

 

 

 

Other highlights

 

 

 

 

 

White-throated Robin

Irania gutturalis

5

Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

1

Red-fronted Serin

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3: Mets Parni, Spitak, stepanavan

 

Reptiles and amphibians

 

06-2012

 

 

 

Green toad

Bufo viridis

calling

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

calling

Caucasus frog

Rana macrocnemis

2

Caucasian agama

Laudakia caucasia

3

Caucasus green lizard

Lacerta strigata

>10

Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

4

 

Darevskia rostombekovi

>5

 

Darevskia dahli

>5

 

Darevskia portschinskii

2

 

Darevskia unisexualis

1

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

1

Smooth snake

Coronella austriaca

1

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

table 4: Observations near Dilijan

 

Reptiles & amphibians

 

06-2012

Slow worm

Angius fragilis 

1 (DOR) 

Common tree frog

Hyla arborea

>5

Armenian rock lizard

Darevskia armeniaca

>10

 

 

 

Other Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

Nathusius' pipistrelle bat

Pipistrellus nathusii

X

Serotine bat

Eptesicus serotinus

X

 

 

 

Abastumani (Georgia)

Reptiles and amphibians

 

06-2012

 

 

 

Green toad

Bufo viridis

3

Common tree frog

Hyla arborea

2

 Caucasus frog

Rana camerani

3

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

3

Caucasian agama

Laudakia caucasia

6

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

7

Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

2

Meadow lizard

Darevskia praticola

3

 

Darevskia rudis

>20

 

Darevskia parvula

3

Dwarf snake

Eirenis modestus

3

Transcaucasian rat snake

Zamenis hohenackeri

1

Dahl’s whip snake

Platyceps najadum

3

Smooth snake

Coronella austriaca

1

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

2

Transcaucasian sand viper

Vipera transcaucasiana

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Armenia_map

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    1- mt. Aragats and mt. Arailer, 2- Urts mountains, 3- Goravan Sands, 4- Abastumani (Georgia), 5- East of Gyumri and Dilijan.

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    The Biblic Ararat mountain is always visible from Yerevan, but is located on the other side of the closed border with Turkey. The snowy summit is 5,137 metres a.s.l.

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    Herewith we acknowledge (again) our ever-dedicated guide and host Marine for being great company and for the excellent organization of our trip. With the help of her husband Samvel, nothing could go wrong.

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