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Jordan: ID Reptiles

Postby MICHELE STENICO » Wed May 30, 2012 8:14 pm

Hi,
I am new in herpetology so I am sorry for my obvious question and my terrible picture. I have been in Jordan this febbruary and I woul like to identify some species I have observed in Wadi Rum desert and Petra
The First One, i think it a Laudakia stellio brachydactyla
I found the second species in Wadi Rum desert
I found the third species in Petra site: I try to identified it, Mesalina b.brevirostris.

Thank you for your contribution !!!!

Michele
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Petra site: Mesalina b. brevisrostris ??????
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Wadi Rum desert
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Petra site: Laudakia stellio brachydactyla
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Re: Jordan: ID Reptiles

Postby Thomas Bader » Wed May 30, 2012 9:36 pm

Hi Michele!

The first - I am not sure!
the second is Pristurus rupestris
the third is Laudakia stellia
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Re: Jordan: ID Reptiles

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Thu May 31, 2012 4:23 am

The first one looks like a Acanthodactylus to me
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Re: Jordan: ID Reptiles

Postby Mario Schweiger » Thu May 31, 2012 7:22 am

hi,

the "Mesalina" is an Acanthodactylus for sure.
From distribution A. boskianus is possible. This one would fit also by the larger dorsal scales in the rear of the back, but not good with obscure markings.
Others, occuring there are: A. opheodurus and A. tristrami. Last one would fit best by coloration and markings, but the enlarged dorsal scales are not so distinct in this species.

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Re: Jordan: ID Reptiles

Postby Thomas Bader » Thu May 31, 2012 10:37 am

Yes - that's what I've written first A. boskianus, but then I was not sure and edited the posting.
If it is directly in Petra, I should be A. boskianus, they are quite common there.
For sure not tristrami they look different and occur in the higher steppe habitats some 20 km North of Petra - the habitat does not match for tristrami.
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Re: Jordan: ID Reptiles

Postby MICHELE STENICO » Thu May 31, 2012 6:45 pm

Thank you for yours answers I was so sure it was Mesalina sp....my way for sufficient competence is really long and long.
The Acanthodactylus sp. has been found in Petra Site close to the monastery (Al- Dayr)
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Re: Jordan: ID Reptiles

Postby Thomas Bader » Thu May 31, 2012 8:43 pm

a snake from Jordan - which species is it? (easy for those who have the Israel book):

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Re: Jordan: ID Reptiles

Postby Guy Haimovitch » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:31 pm

Eirenis decemlineatus (non-striped phase).
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Re: Jordan: ID Reptiles

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:22 pm

Guy you are a drag!! ;)

do you already have the book? :lol:

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Re: Jordan: ID Reptiles

Postby Aviad Bar » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:46 am

He has one (i soled him a copy…)
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