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Trachylepis aurata (Levant Skink)


Trachylepis aurata (Levant Skink)
Photo Information
Copyright: Bahar KAPTANER (bahar) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 6] (46)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-31
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-03-25 12:45
Viewed: 4634
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trachylepis aurata (Levant Skink, Tiknaz Kertenkele [Turk.]).
Familia: Scincidae

They are robust lizards (as you see in the photo) with the total length up to 20-25 cm. Nuchal scales are not keeled. Auriculum doesn’t exist. Dorsum is grey, brown or olive green with some seperate markings on it.
Two species of Trachylepis live in Turkey, other one is T. vittata. You can find information about this species on Bayram Gocmen’s (boreocypriensis) page.

It distributes in western, southern, middle and eastern parts of the Turkey. Its range also includes Middle East, North Africa, some Mediterranean islands and from southwestern Asia to Turkmenistan.

It is an ovoviviparous lizard and a female gives birth to 4-8 young.

Kaynak:
Budak, A. & Göçmen, B. (2005). Herpetoloji. Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No. 194. Ege Üniversitesi Basımevi. 226 p. İzmir.

P. S. It was cloudy when I took this photo. Because of that, some changes was made such as contrast, sharpness and saturation. You can see original version in WS.
Thanks Nasit (montivipera) for editing the photo, identifying and providing information.

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Çok güwel bahar! Tebrik ederim. Müthiş bir iş başardın. Eline sağlık. Bu güzeli bize gösterdiğin için ayrıca teşekkürler. Selamlar...

Bayram

Selam Bahar,
Dayanamadın, sonunda bizim hayvanlara el attın :) Gerçekten güzel bir kare, eline sağlık. Doğu Anadolu'da yayılışının olduğunu ben de bilmiyordum, sayende öğrenmiş oldum. Paylaşım için teşekkürler, devamını bekleriz :)
Naşit

Bahar Hanım çok güzel çekmişsiniz. Elinize sağlık.
Nazım

Lovely shot of a beutiful skink with a lovely pose! TFS. Regards,
Bahadır

A fine capture of a beautiful skink in its natural environment Bahar, however "dumpy" is not a correct term in describing lizards, you should be more careful with your terminology my friend.
Mehmet

Bahar merhaba, Doğal ortamında güzel bir tür ve iyi bir kare yakalamışsın. Tebrikler. Selamlar
Mustafa

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