Lacerta pamphylica Schmidtler, 1975 ♀
Common names: Pamphylian green lizard, Pamphylian emerald lizard [En], Antalya Kertenkelesi, Antalya Yeşil Kertenkelesi [Tu]
IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern)
Gökbelen, Silifke, MERSİN ● Turkey
With thanks to Bayram Göçmen and also Mert Karış who show me this beautiful lady!
Description: It has an unique colouration – especially on dorsum and neck- separating it from the closely related species L. trilineata (Balkan Green Lizard) and L. media (Eastern Green Lizard).
Male has a shiny blue heads during the reproduction period. The colour of the female is more brownish.
Biology: It lays between 7 and 20 eggs.
Habitat: It is a ground-dwelling species of Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation. These open areas have been created over many years by non-intensive agriculture and livestock practices. It can occur in areas with some disturbance of the habitat, but not in intensive agriculture. It can be found from sea level up to 1,500m asl.
Distribution: This species is endemic to the central-southern coastal region of Turkey. It is distributed coastal regions and northern slope of Taurus Mts. It ranges from the Göksu valley to the area of Antalya and Mersin.
Tok V., Ugurtas I., Sevinç M., Böhme W. & Crochet P.-A., 2009. Lacerta pamphylica. In: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2.
Budak A. & Göçmen B., 2005. Herpetology. Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No. 194, Ege Üniversitesi Basimevi, Bornova-Izmir, 226 pp. [2nd Edition, 2008].
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