Amphibians and reptiles in the Province of Canakkale (Marmara Region, Turkey) (Amphibia; Reptilia)


HERPETOZOA, vol.27, pp.65-76, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : HERPETOZOA
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-76


This study presents distribution maps of the amphibians and reptiles in the Province of Canakkale (Marmara Region, Turkey), based on information from field studies conducted at intervals between 2002 and 2013, and the existing literature records. The herpetological inventory comprises 43 species, nine amphibians (three urodelans and six anurans) and 34 reptiles (five turtles, 14 lizards and 15 snakes). The species belong to 15 chorotypes according to the classification by VIGNA TAGLIANTI et al. (1999). Podarcis siculus (RAFINESQUE-SCHMALTZ, 1810) and Elaphe sauromates (PALLAs, 1811) represent first records from the Peninsulas of Biga and Gelibolu. Environmental factors that constitute threats to the herpetological species in the Province of Canakkale are briefly addressed.