New Locality Records for Eirenis occidentalis (Rajabizadeh, Nagy, Adriaens, Avcı, Masroor, Schmidtler, Nazarov, Esmaeili & Christiaens, 2015) and Eirenis punctatolineatus (Boettger, 1892) (Squamata: Colubridae) from eastern Anatolia (Turkey)


Biharean Biologist, vol.13, no.1, pp.22-27, 2019 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Biharean Biologist
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-27
  • Keywords: Anatolia, Biodiversity, Distribution, Eirenis occidentalis, Eirenis punctatolineatus
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


©Biharean Biologist, Oradea, Romania, 2019Here, we report new localities for Eirenis occidentalis and Eirenis punctatolineatus from the eastern Anatolia during a field survey in 2017, and present a summary of a morphological comparison between our specimens and published literature. Our findings largely extend the known distributions of both species: Çöpler village (İliç, Erzincan) is the northernmost record for E. occidentalis, whereas Karanlık Canyon (Kemaliye, Erzincan) is the north westernmost record for E. punctatolineatus in Turkey.