Another winter trip from the Lycian coast

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Re: Another winter trip from the Lycian coast

Postby Peter Oefinger » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:37 pm

Cool, Bobby!
Are you able to distinguish between the Lyciasalamandra species or do you just identify them by area?
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Re: Another winter trip from the Lycian coast

Postby Bobby Bok » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:38 pm

Kamil, I can't help you out with your question, I only know they are protected by Turkish national laws.

Peter, they have a restricted distribution and where's an overlap in distribution (billae <-> antalyana) it's usually easy to tell the difference between species eventough hybrids occur. The salamanders have of course certain patterns that are typical for the (sub)species but there are always exceptions which can make it hard. But colouration of paratoid glands, lateral bands and colouration of limbs would make it possible to tell differences between species.
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Re: Another winter trip from the Lycian coast

Postby Peter Oefinger » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:16 am

Bobby Bok wrote:colouration of paratoid glands, lateral bands and colouration of limbs
:shock:
I think I need some further education about that sometimes...
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Re: Another winter trip from the Lycian coast

Postby Sandra Panienka » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:32 pm

Very cool trip report. I love the pic of the calling B. viridis.
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Re: Another winter trip from the Lycian coast

Postby Bobby Bok » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:14 pm

Peter Oefinger wrote:
Bobby Bok wrote:colouration of paratoid glands, lateral bands and colouration of limbs
:shock:
I think I need some further education about that sometimes...


On the Peloponnese ;)

Sandra Panienka wrote:Very cool trip report. I love the pic of the calling B. viridis.


Thanks Sandra, my ultimate goal was a calling grey treefrog.They seemed to be quite common in Turkey but also more difficult to approach then the "ordinary" green ones.
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