Southeastern Turkey, Northeastern Iraq, Northwestern Iran. 

Subspecies:

Apathya cappadocica urmiana  LANTZ & SUCHOW, 1934

Types:

Holotype: ZISP 12657b

Terra Typica:

“Eastern Persia, gorge of Berdesur River, Kherra Village” (= Iran, West Azerbaijan Province, gorge of Berdesur-Chay River (= Shahar-Chay), area of drowned Kherra Village, Shahar Chay Reservoir), 37°26′55.3′′N 44°54′05.3′′E, 1550 m asl, 8.06.1916, coll. Urmia expedition of the Caucasian Museum.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Lantz, L.A. & Suchow, G.F. (1934) -  Apathya cappadocica urmiana subsp. nov., eine neue Eidechsenform aus dem persischen Kurdistan -  Zoologischer Anzeiger, Leipzig, 106: 294-299.  

  • Eiselt, J. (1979) -  Ergebnisse zoologischer Sammelreisen in der TüŸrkei Lacerta cappadocica Werner, 1902 (Lacertidae, Reptilia), -  Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 82: 387-421.    

  • Kapli, P. & Botoni, D. & Ilgaz, Ç. & Kumlutaş, Y. & Avcı, A. & Rastegar-Pouyani, N. & Fathinia, B. & Lymberakis, P. & Ahmadzadeh, F. & Poulakakis, N. (2013) -  Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeogtraphy of the Anatolian lizard Apathya (Squamata, Lacertidae). -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66 (3): 992-1001.    

  • Doronin, I.V. & Doroninа, M.A. (2020) -  Review of type specimens of lizards (Sauria: Lacertidae) described by Georgy Fedorovich Sukhov. -  Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, 324 (4): 506-524.  

    Доронин, И.В. & Доронина, М.А. (2020) -  Обзор типовых экземпляров ящериц (Sauria: Lacertidae), описанных Георгием Федоровичем Суховым. -  Труды Зоологического института РАН, 324 (4): 506-524.