Notes on Distribution, Ecology, and Morphological Characters of Phrynocephalus helioscopus horvathi Mehely, 1894 from Northeast Anatolia

Murat Tosunoğlu, Çiğdem Gül, Hüseyin Topyıldız, İbrahim Uysal

Abstract


In this study, the Phrynocephalus specimens, caught in Iğdır (NE Turkey) was examined in terms of pholidosis, morphometric measurements, coloration and pattern. Detailed information was given about the biotopes of the species, their choices of habitat and old and new locality records where the species was detected. According to some morphological features, Northeastern Turkey populations should be included in the subspecies P. helioscopus horvathi.


Keywords


Phrynocephalus; taxonomy; morphometry; ecology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2011-18-4-247–252

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