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Contribution to the Distribution and External Morphology of Darevskia pontica (Lantz et Cyrén, 1918), Pontic Lizard, from Turkisch Thrace (Squamata: Lacertidae)

Çetin Ilgaz, Abdulmüttalip Akkaya, Huzeyfe Hürriyet


Based on two specimens collected from Çatalca, İstanbul, Turkey we present a new distribution record for Darevskia pontica in Turkey. This find composes the south-easternmost record for the species and extends its range about 80 km. Data based on meristic pholidosis characters, metric measurements and color-patter features of the specimens were given in detail and it was observed that Çatalca population is similar to D. pontica reported in the literature.


meadow lizard; Darevskia pontica; new locality record; range extension; Turkey

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