CONTRIBUTION TO THE DISTRIBUTION AND EXTERNAL MORPHOLOGY OF Darevskia pontica (LANTZ ET CYREN, 1918), PONTIC LIZARD, FROM TURKISCH THRACE (SQUAMATA: LACERTIDAE)


ILGAZ Ç., Akkaya A., Huriyet H.

RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF HERPETOLOGY, vol.26, no.2, pp.63-68, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.30906/1026-2296-2019-26-2-63-68
  • Journal Name: RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF HERPETOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-68
  • Keywords: meadow lizard, Darevskia pontica, new locality record, range extension, Turkey, MEADOW LIZARD, REPTILIA SAURIA, PATTERNS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Based on two specimens collected from catalca, Istanbul, Turkey we present a new distribution record for Darevskia pontica in Turkey. This find composes the south-easternmost record for the species and extends its range about 80 km. Data based on meristic pholidosis characters, metric measurements and color-patter features of the specimens were given in detail and it was observed that catalca population is similar to D. pontica reported in the literature.