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Literature Pristurus

Postby Tine Jensen » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:07 pm

Hello together,

Can anyone recommend an article/website etc. which gives a good overview how to distinguish the Pristurus sp.? I try to sort the photos I made during my last Oman trip in the north of the country.
To be honest, I try to prevent buying the book The Amphibians and Reptiles of Oman and UAE because I don‘t know when I will travel to Oman again ;)

Greetings,
Tine
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Re: Literature Pristurus

Postby Gerald Ochsenhofer » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:35 pm

You can usually quite easily distinguish them by their "looks":

Photo credits herpetofauna.at: Ch. Riegler, R. Kopeczky and me

P. rupestris (very common):
Image

P. minimus (very small, sandy regions):
Image

P. celerrimus (longest P. in Oman, mountains, notice striped tail)
Image

P. gallagheri (usually prominent bright stripe on back, small distribution range)
Image

P. carteri (very distinctive shape)
Image

Send me your email-adress as privat message, then I can foward you a pdf of The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman. Images are in bad resolution in this one, but I think still think better than nothing.

PS. it's a pity that you didn't buy the book before your trip ;-)
PPS. Oman is always worth a second trip! ..and a third. And i also heard a fourth :mrgreen:

Cheers
Gerald
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Re: Literature Pristurus

Postby Tine Jensen » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:22 pm

Hi Gerald,

thanks for your reply. It was my 4th trip to Oman :D but in the past I watched more birds than reptiles. What I am looking for is the difference between the Pristurus rupestris and Pristurus sp. 1-5 as mentioned in the pdf „Diversity, distribution and conservation of terrestrial reptiles of Oman“.
Thanks for the offer, I will send you my email address.

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Re: Literature Pristurus

Postby Gerald Ochsenhofer » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:24 pm

Ok, now, after sending you the mail and cross-reading the paper you mentioned, I finally got what you meant :roll:
I also have no clue how to distinguish the different splitted species of former P. rupestris...
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