East of the Dnjepr River and north of the Caucasus, east to Lake Baikal and Issyk-Kul and northwestern China. 

Subspecies:

Lacerta agilis exigua  EICHWALD, 1831

Synonyms:

Lacerta agilis var. dilepis  LICHTENSTEIN 1856

Types:

Holotype: unlocated fide I. Doronin (pers. comm., Nov 2018)

Terra Typica:

Type locality: Russia, Ural Mountains


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Eichwald, E. (1831) -  Erstbeschreibung Lacerta (agilis) exigua. -  In: Zoologia specialis, quam expositis animalibus tum vivis, tum fossilibus potissimuni rossiae in universum, et poloniae in specie, in usum lectionum publicarum in Universitate Caesarea Vilnensi.- Amphibians-Reptiles part: 116-197.   

  • Bischoff, W. (1988) -  Zur Verbreitung und Systematik der Zauneidechse, Lacerta agilis LINNAEUS, 1758. -  Mertensiella, Bonn, 1: 11-30.