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Range DescriptionThis species is endemic to the Caucasus region, where it has been recorded from south Russia Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey The distribution range covers the western Transcaucasia from the vicinity of the town Tuapse in the west up to the Chorokh River in the south-east. From Tuapse the distribution range crosses the Great Caucasus Range and stretched on the foothills up to the confluence of the rivers Urushten and Lesser Laba. This species is recorded in Turkey (Çamlıhemşin), southwest from Adjaria. Isolated populations are found on the southern slope of the eastern Caucasus in the region of Lagodekhi and Vartashen, as well as on the eastern slope of Adjaro-Imeretinsky Range in the vicinity of the town Borzhomi (Georgia).