Morphology, taxonomic status and distribution of Trachylepis aurata (LINNEAUS, 1758) in southeast Anatolia


Durmus S. H., KUMLUTAŞ Y., ÖZDEMİR A., AVCI A., ILGAZ Ç.

HERPETOZOA, vol.24, pp.61-71, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: HERPETOZOA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-71
  • Keywords: Reptilia: Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae Trachylepis aurata, Trachylepis septemtaeniata, pholidosis, morphology, color-pattern, southeast Anatolia, Turkey, GENUS, SCINCIDAE, FITZINGER, SQUAMATA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The present morphological study details meristic (pholidosis), morphometric (measurements, ratios) and color-pattern features of Trachylepis aurata (LINNAEUS, 1758) collected from southeast Anatolia, Turkey. The results are compared with literature data obtained from specimens of other Anatolian regions. The occurrence of Trachylepis septemtaeniata (REUSS, 1834) reported from Turkey. is discussed.