The Uncommon Morphological Feature in Reptiles: Albinism in the Turkish Worm Lizard, Blanus strauchi (Bedriaga, 1884) (Amphisbaenia, Blanidae)

Aziz Avcı, Nazan Üzüm, Emin Bozkurt, Kurtuluş Olgun


An albino specimen of Turkish worm lizard, Blanus strauchi, was collected from Paşayaylası, Aydın, Western Anatolia. Several morphological characters and pholidotic properties were determined. The specimen concerns the first record of total albinism in Blanus strauchi and the first case of albinism for the Turkish lizard fauna.


Albino; Blanus strauchi; Turkish worm lizard; Turkey; Blanidae

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