On the herpetofauna of the East Anatolian Province of Bitlis (Turkey) (Amphibia; Reptilia)


Akman B., YILDIZ M. Z. , ÖZCAN A. F. , BOZKURT M. A. , İĞCİ N., GÖÇMEN B.

HERPETOZOA, vol.31, pp.69-82, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Title of Journal : HERPETOZOA
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-82

Abstract

Based on their field studies and data from the literature, the authors identified 36 amphibian and reptile species occurring in the East Anatolian Province of Bitlis (Turkey). The record localities and habitat types are specified and the authors' observations regarding the major factors threatening the species are addressed. In total, the presence of four anuran, two urodelan, two chelonian, 15 lizard and 13 snake species was verified. Hyla savignyi AUDOUIN, 1827, Heremites vittatus (OLIVER, 1804), Timon kurdistanicus (SUCHOW, 1936) and Eirenis thospitis SCHMIDTLER & LANZA, 1990, represent first records for the Bitlis Province.