New data on the distribution of the Taurus Frog Rana holtzi WERNER, 1898, in the Bolkar Mountains of Turkey (Anura: Ranidae)


BAŞKALE E., Cevik I. E., KAYA U., KUMLUTAŞ Y., OLGUN K.

HERPETOZOA, vol.24, pp.113-120, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: HERPETOZOA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-120
  • Keywords: Amphibia: Anura: Ranidae, Rana holtzi, Taurus Frog, new record locality, distribution, Karagol (Camliyayla/Mersin), Bolkar Mountains, Taurus Range, Turkey, BROWN FROGS, MACROCNEMIS, SPECIATION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The Taurus Frog, Rana holtzi WERNER, 1898, is a rare local endemic of the Bolkar Mountains, in the Taurus Range (Turkey), where its known distribution was limited to only three localities (Karagol, Ciniligol and Egrigol) in the provinces of Nigde and Mersin. In this study, we report a new record locality for R. holtzi, Karagol (Camliyayla/Mersin), based on morphometrics and pattern/coloration characteristics. Thus, the known distribution range of R. holtzi in the Bolkar Mountains was extended by about 10 kilometers into a southwestern direction.