On the Occurence of the Zagros Mountain Tortoise, Testudo perses Perälä, 2002 in Turkey

Oğuz Türkozan, Kurtuluş Olgun, Ertan Taşkavak, Ferhat Kıremıt

Abstract


This study substantiates the presence of Testudo perses Perälä, 2002 in Turkey. A total of 10 (4♂♂, 5♀♀, 1 juvenile) tortoises were examined from Hakkari region in the vicinity of Iranian border. Based on anal scute characteristics and metric values, the ten specimens from Hakkari region are assignable to Testudo perses

Keywords


mountain tortoise; Testudo perses; Turkey

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2004-11-2-150-154

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