Range extension and morphology of the Italian wall lizard, Podarcis siculus (Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810) (Squamata: Lacertidae), from Turkey


TOK C. V. , ÇİÇEK K., HAYRETDAĞ S. , Tayhan Y., Yakin B. Y.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.39, no.1, pp.103-109, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-1401-44
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-109

Abstract

A record of the Italian wall lizard, Podarcis siculus (Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810), from Atakum (Samsun, Central Black Sea Region) is provided in this study. In addition, 5 specimens (3 male male and 2 female female) from Atakum (Samsun) and 14 specimens (7 male male and 7 female female) from Gelibolu (Canakkale, Thrace), with records provided recently, were evaluated in terms of measurements, pholidosis, and color and pattern. With the record from Samsun, the Italian wall lizard's distributional range has been extended about 360 km eastwards. The specimens examined from both localities were determined to resemble P. s. hieroglyphicus (Berthold, 1840), distributed in Thrace and Anatolia. Moreover, some information on the breeding biology of the specimens is provided.