A New Record of Mesalina brevirostris (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae) from Southeastern Anatolia

Çetin Ilgaz, İbrahim Baran, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Aziz Avcı


A total of 12 Mesalina brevirostris specimens collected from Ceylanpınar, Şanlıurfa, Turkey were examined in terms of pholidosis characters, morphometric measurements and color-pattern features. Akçakale and Ceylanpınar populations were differentiated from one another in the number transversal series of ventral plates (TVP) according to the results of the Mann–Whitney U-test. The main characteristics of the specimens collected from Ceylanpınar are within variation limits mentioned in the literature.


Mesalina brevirostris; new locality; distribution; Ceylanpınar; Turkey

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2005-12-3-230-236


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