First Record of Natrix megalocephala Orlov et Tuniyev, 1986 (Reptilia: Ophidia: Colubridae) from Turkey

Çetin Ilgaz, İbrahim Baran, Yusuf Kumlutaş


Natrix megalocephala Orlov and Tuniyev, 1986 is recorded from Turkey for the first time. A female specimen was found as a dead from Çamlıhemşin (Rize) on July 8, 2003. Regarding pholidosis, morphological, color and pattern characteristics, our specimen has no significant differences to the typical form Natrix megalocephala.


Natrix megalocephala; Çamlıhemşin; first record; distribution

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