New locality records of the snake-eyed lizard, Ophisops elegans Menetries, 1832 (Squamata: Lacertidae), in the western Black Sea region of Anatolia


Yildiz M. Z. , AKMAN B., Gocmen B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.36, ss.259-265, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/zoo-1004-20
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.259-265

Özet

We report 18 specimens of Ophisops elegans from Kastamonu and Sinop provinces in the western Black Sea region of Anatolia. Previously, the northernmost known locality for O. elegans in Anatolia was Sinop Province. These new records extend the known distribution area of the species and fill the gaps in the distribution range of the species in the Black Sea region. The specimens were compared with the geographically closest subspecies, O. e. centralanatoliae from Ulukisla, Nigde. On the basis of pholidosis, coloration, and pattern, the new specimens can be included in the subspecies O. e. centralanatoliae.