Trachylepis vittata Olivier, 1804
Common names: Bridled Skink, Bridled Mabuya [En], Ραβδωτή Σαύρα [Gr], Şeritli Kertenkele [Tu]
IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern)
Kazanlı, MERSİN ● Turkey
Description: This species has an elongated bodies and a tapering tail that is easily broken but can be regenerated. The length is up to 22 cm. It has a smooth, shiny, body with overlapping scales. The head is cone shaped.
The color is variable, greenish to brownish.
Biology: It is an ovoviviparous species, the females give birth to between three and six young. It feeds primarily on insects and other arthropods.
Habitat: Open areas of sandy or stony soil with sparse grass or bushy vegetation. Also edge of fields, banks of irrigation canals, or rural gardens. In Egypt is found near to wetlands and in coastal areas. In Tunisia the species is largely restricted to areas of oasis.
This species is found from sea level up to 2,500 m asl. In Turkey, it is found from sea level up to 1,000 m asl.
Distribution: This species ranges through North Africa from north-central and northeastern Algeria and central Tunisia, northern Libya and northern Egypt, central and northern Israel, western Jordan (with an isolated locality in the east), Lebanon, much of Syria, and central and southern Turkey. It also occurs on Cyprus.
Böhme W., Mateo Miras J.A., Joger U., Slimani T., El Mouden E.H., Geniez Ph., Hraoui-Bloquet S., Saïd Nouira M., El Din S.B., Lymberakis P., Kaska Y., Kumlutaş Y., Kaya U., Avci A., Üzüm N., Yeniyurt C., Akarsu F., 2009. Trachylepis vittata. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2.
Wikipedia, Bridled mabuya
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