More data on the distribution and morphology of Mediodactylus kotschyi bolkarensis (ROsLER, 1994), from Central Anatolia, Turkey


HERPETOZOA, vol.30, pp.49-58, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: HERPETOZOA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-58
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Four specimens of the gecko, Mediodactylus kotschyi bolkarensis (ROsLER, 1994), were found in Karapmar (Province of Konya, Turkey), about 50 km north west of the known range. Two male and two female adult specimens collected from this new locality were examined in detail for their pholidosis and color pattern features, and compared with 26 adult (11 male, 15 female) specimens recently collected from Eregli (Province of Konya, TR), the type locality of the subspecies bolkarensis. The comprehensive new materials of M. k. bolkarensis are characterized with regard to metric, meristic and color-pattern traits which are presented in comparison to published data of six neighboring subspecies of M kotschyi.