Distribution of Ablepharus kitaibelii fitzingeri Mertens, 1952 (Squamata: Scincidae) in Hungary

Gábor Herczeg, Tamás Tóth, Tibor Kovács, Zoltán Korsós, János Török

Abstract


Ablepharus kitaibelii fitzingeri is the northernmost subspecies of the snake-eyed skink (the only representative of the genus in Europe), and an endemic species of the Carpathian Basin. Despite of its unique status in the Hungarian herpetofauna and its strict protection, no recent summary has been provided on its distribution in the country. In the last attempt, Dely (1978) presented 40 localities of the subspecies. Here we give an updated distribution of the subspecies (100 localities), based on records from the literature, collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum (HNHM), field surveys made by the authors and observations of field researchers. The current conservation status of A. k. fitzingeri in Hungary is discussed and an updated distribution map is provided.

Keywords


Ablepharus kitaibelii fitzingeri; snake-eyed skink; Hungary; distribution

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2019-11-%25s-99-105

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