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the 2nd of January

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:11 pm

the 2nd of January

It was sunny so I found Hatay lizards without problems.
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specimen with regrown tail
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Then starred agamas.
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And of course Anatololacerta pelasgiana ibrahimi
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After leaving city I noticed a shallow body of water with Pelophylax bedriagae
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I reached the spot which was supposed to host tortoises, Typhlops vermicularis and Platyceps najadum but none of these species was found. I did find many Mauremys rivulata rivulata though.
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their habitat
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This spot hosted also snake-eyed lizards
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their habitat
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and Lacerta pamphylica
juvenile
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After sunset I came back to my hotel's garden where I had heard vocalization of Bufotes variabilis the day before and found that male and took photo of him.
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Re: Avsallar

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:59 pm

On the 3rd of January we drove to see so called "Green Canyon". I tried to find salamanders, to no avail.

On the 4th of January we drove north of Alanya where I found juvenile Lacerta pamphylica just next to road under a stone.
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its habitat
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I searched for salamanders near Dim Cave and in its surrounding, again, to no avail :cry:
But I found big Bufo verrucosissimus near parking to Dim Cave.
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its habitat
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the 5th of January

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:15 pm

on the 5th of January I once again attempted to find salamanders north of Alanya and again without success. It was sunny so I found Anatololacerta pelasgiana ibrahimi and Stellagama stellio daani .
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young starred agama
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this specimen was caught by me and did mouth-gaping playing dead
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habitat of starred agama
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In afternoon I visited nearby river once again, this time earlier and with sunnier weather but I found no Nile softshell turtles. There were only agamas on walls which constituted banks of the river.
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Re: Avsallar

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:24 pm

Where is Anatololacerta pelasgiana budaki to be observed?
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Re: Avsallar

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:41 pm

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Re: Avsallar

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:26 pm

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:http://molevol.cmima.csic.es/carranza/pdf/Bellati%20etal%202015%20-%20Anatololacerta.pdf

Yes I know this paper but someone from lacerta.de wrote that the taxonomic changes that this paper makes are unjustified. And they indeed don't acknowledge these changes in lacerta.de.
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Re: Avsallar

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:03 pm

Sure, the budaki-danfordi gap needs closing etc., but the data seems solid enough to me.
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Re: Avsallar

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:28 pm

Thank you for reply Jeroen.
Do you have Supplementary Table S1 which is supposed to be added to the publication?
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