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Side/Manavgat

Postby Jimmy Lundqvist » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:26 pm

Back home in comfortable 19 degrees and rain after two weeks vacation in Turkey. Managed to spot some reptiles around the hotels garden´and surroundings.

At the hotels garden there were some agamas, and plenty lacertids.

My guess is Anatololacerta oertzeni, but please correct me if I´m wrong.
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Stellagama stellio
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Trionyx in the river
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Rented a car and drove towards Oymapinar to search for Chameleons.
Despite frantically looking for them I didnt find any Cham´s, but found some other nice critters.

Pelophylax bedriagae
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Anatololacerta?
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And the following morning another trip when the temps were lower.

Stellagama with nice blue crest
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And while searching for Chameleons I stumbled across this critter, which really made my day.
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First ever Testudo in the wild!

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Re: Side/Manavgat

Postby Liam Russell » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:11 pm

Some nice finds there, congrats on the tortoise. The second Anatololacerta looks like Ophisops elegans.
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Re: Side/Manavgat

Postby Mario Schweiger » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:20 am

The 2nd lizard IS Ophisops elegans ;)
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Re: Side/Manavgat

Postby Pierre-Yves Vaucher » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:55 am

nice memories ! very difficult to find herps in summer there...
but I have had a unique chance in my life:
http://www.batraciens-reptiles.com/chamaeleo.htm
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Re: Side/Manavgat

Postby Jimmy Lundqvist » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:49 pm

Thanks for ID the Ophisops!

Yes the heat was incredible so I went out around 05.30 the second day, and at least i payed of with the Testudo. Hopefully this was not the last trip to the area and next time I´ll hope to see some other herps.
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