New locality record of Podarcis tauricus tauricus (Pallas, 1814) (Squamata: Lacertidae) from the western Black Sea region of Turkey


BÜLBÜL U., KURNAZ M., Eroglu A. I. , KOC H., KUTRUP B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.39, no.5, pp.981-986, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-1411-25
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.981-986

Abstract

The lacertid lizard Podarcis tauricus tauricus is recorded from Yorukkoy, Duze Province, in the western Black Sea region. With the record of the present study, the known distribution area of the subspecies has been extended about 90 km eastward. The pholidolial and morphometric characters and color-pattern features of the specimens were compared with specimens from a known Turkish locality with regard to the literature. We observed that the specimens of the Yorukkoy population were similar to P. t. tauricus specimens reported in the literature.