Is the Spiny-tailed Lizard Darevskia rudis (Bedriaga, 1886) Active All Year?

Halime Koç, Ufuk Bülbül*, Bilal Kutrup
 
Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology,
Trabzon, 61080, TURKEY
*Correspond author: ufukb@ktu.edu.tr
 
Abstract. The current literature and our field observations have shown that spiny-tailed lizard may also be active in the winter season. Activity of Darevskia rudis in the February was recorded for the first time in the province of Giresun, Eastern Black Sea Region, Turkey. In conclusion, we assessed that the spiny-tailed lizard could be active throughout the year due to global climate changes.
 
Key words: hibernation, Giresun, activity pattern, Trabzon, climate change.
 

Ecologia Balkanica, 2018, vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 47-51
Article № eb.18201 [Full text - PDF]pdf

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