The Morphology and Distribution of Varanus griseus (Daudin, 1803) (Reptilia: Sauria: Varanidae) in Southeastern Anatolia

Çetin Ilgaz, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Aziz Avcı, İbrahim Baran, Adem Özdemır


This study comprises the taxonomic status and distribution of Varanus griseus specimens were captured from new localities in southeastern Anatolia. Specimens resemble V. g. griseus in terms of morphometric characters (in having 6 – 9 crossbars on the back; rounded tail in cross section and 22 – 25 crossbars extending almost to tip of tail). Furthermore, the known range of the species was extended in southeastern Anatolia.


Varanus griseus; taxonomy; distribution; Southeastern Anatolia; Turkey

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