Classification of the mountain frogs of the Bercelan Plateau (Hakkari), east Anatolia (Turkey)

Afsar M., Afsar B., Arikan H.

HERPETOZOA, vol.28, pp.15-27, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : HERPETOZOA
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-27


In the present study, the mountain frog population of the Bercelan Plateau (Karadag, Hakkari) in east Anatolia was examined both in terms of their morphology (morphometric and color-pattern characteristics) and serology (blood plasma protein electrophoresis). According to these studies and when compared with frogs from the type localities of Rana macrocnemis BOULENGER, 1885, and Rana holtzi WERNER, 1898, the mountain frogs of the Bercelan Plateau strongly resembled the specimens from Uludag (Bursa) which are currently assigned to R. macrocnemis.