Rhodos & Kastellorizo, March 2017

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Rhodos & Kastellorizo, March 2017

Postby Peter Oefinger » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:53 pm

Hello everybody,

in late March, I had the pleasure to enjoy this year's season opening on the Greek islands of Rhodos and Kastellorizo with a team of non-European Salamander enthusiasts.

Here's my report:
http://www.bpo-natura.de/en/index.php?id=741
Hope you enjoy!
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Eirenis modestus

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Lyciasalamandra luschani

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Blanus strauchi
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Re: Rhodos & Kastellorizo, March 2017

Postby Thomas Reich » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:31 pm

Hi Peter

Once again a nice and entertaining report from you. Good to hear that Trachylepis aurata seems not to be that hard to find in early spring. I will try to find this species myself sooner or later.
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Re: Rhodos & Kastellorizo, March 2017

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:27 am

Peter, shouldn't you go and find all lilfordi species rather than guiding old Brits? :twisted:

Nicely done, gentlemen! Gotta love the candy mander!
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Re: Rhodos & Kastellorizo, March 2017

Postby Peter Oefinger » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:01 pm

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Peter, shouldn't you go and find all lilfordi species

Right, but I also had to do a lizard job on these islands ;)
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Re: Rhodos & Kastellorizo, March 2017

Postby Paul Lambourne » Mon May 01, 2017 3:54 pm

Less of the old !

It was an extremely enjoyable trip, the density of salamanders was amazing.. a really beautiful species.

Without causing a riot.. someone really needs to get a grip on how herpers define Europe though.. some go by Jeroen's paper, some by jeroen, bobby, wouter and jans book, some on geology , some on accosiation to a European country in the case of islands that geographically and geologically are more akin to non European countries.. birders do the western pealarctic .. what's a boy to do???

Any how, as jeroen pointed out, I'm old now so it can't be long till Alzheimer's kicks in and I can remember what I've seen...

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Re: Rhodos & Kastellorizo, March 2017

Postby Ilian Velikov » Mon May 01, 2017 4:12 pm

Good job! You found a lot of interesting species.

Paul Lambourne wrote:some on accosiation to a European country in the case of islands that geographically and geologically are more akin to non European countries..


I don't want to be a prick but how so? Geographically it is closer to Europe than the islands off the northern coast of Norway and geologically it's mostly limestone (nothing that doesn't occur in Europe) ;)
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Re: Rhodos & Kastellorizo, March 2017

Postby Paul Lambourne » Mon May 01, 2017 9:47 pm

Woah cowboy!
I said islands, I wasn't talking specifically of Kastellorizo.. but you can swim to turkey from it :D
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Re: Rhodos & Kastellorizo, March 2017

Postby Ilian Velikov » Tue May 02, 2017 2:01 am

Paul Lambourne wrote:Woah cowboy!
I said islands, I wasn't talking specifically of Kastellorizo.. but you can swim to turkey from it


Sorry I thought we are talking about another group of "non-European" islands :lol:
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Re: Rhodos & Kastellorizo, March 2017

Postby Peter Oefinger » Tue May 02, 2017 9:59 am

Come on, Paul: Now that you have been on Kastellorizo you can easily define it as a part of Europe. :lol:
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Re: Rhodos & Kastellorizo, March 2017

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue May 02, 2017 3:43 pm

Kastellorizo is in our book, but not in Europe. Just like the UK... :twisted:
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