Table 4: Macka

 

Reptiles & amphibians

 

06-2013

Caucasian Salamander

Mertensiella caucasica

>20

Common toad

Bufo bufo

2

Marsh Frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

>10

Common Tree Frog

Hyla arborea

3 + larvae

Long-legged Wood Frog

Rana macrocnemis

8

Levant Green Lizard

Lacerta media

1

Ajarian Lizard

Darevskia mixta

>100

Slow Worm

Angius Fragilis

3

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

3

Dice Snake

Natrix tessellata

2

Caspian Whip Snake

Dolichophis caspius

1

 

 

 

  • KP_TR13_02379_BV

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    Landscape with patches of yellow azalea (Rhododendron luteum) in full bloom.

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  • KP_TR13_02367_BV

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    In this idyllic valley we found many Caucasian salamanders.

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  • benguido612

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    Trying to 'capture' Darevskia's.

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  • GL_Daronknown2_TR

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    Darevskia mixta

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  • derevmixta612

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    Darevskia mixta

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  • KP_TR13_01145_2__BV

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    Darevskia mixta.

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  • Darevskia_mixta_Turkey_©_Bart_Siebelink2013-21

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    Mating Darevskia mixta, the male holds the female by a strong bite in the lower side, while coiling his genital opening against hers.

    Darevskia_mixta_Turkey_©_Bart_Siebelink2013-21
  • GL_DaronknownMale_TR

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    Darevskia mixta

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  • GL_RodeHeidelibel_TR

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    Turkish red dragonfly (species unknown)

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  • dodehazelworm612

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    A dead slowworm with a lot of teeth.

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  • Hyla-Turkey_©_Bart_Siebelink2013-2

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    Hyla arborea, the grey one is full of eggs. They were caught in a concrete reservoir that had fallen dry. We saved 7 Rana macrocnemys, 3 Bufo verrucosissimus and 2 Hyla arborea from this pit.

    Hyla-Turkey_©_Bart_Siebelink2013-2
  • Rana_macrocnemys_©_Bart_Siebelink2013

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    How many frogs did you count the fitst 3 seconds?

    Rana_macrocnemys_©_Bart_Siebelink2013
  • GL_Mcaucasialong2_TR

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    Mertensiella caucasica was common here: we found at least 20 specimens.

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  • GL_McaucasiaGroothoek_TR

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    Mertensiella caucasica

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  • mertensiella61400

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    Mertensiella caucasica

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  • KP_TR13_02316_BV

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    On several occasions, Mertensiella were seen swimming by.

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  • KP_TR13_02284_Mertensiella_BV

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    Larva of Mertensiella.

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  • TR13_02384_BV

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    View over the Kaçkar mountains.

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  • GL_RanaUnknown1_TR

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    Rana camerani (?) or another mountain frog. The legs of these animals were clearly shorter than of the Rana macronemis we found at lower elevations.

    GL_RanaUnknown1_TR
  • KP_TR13_02293_BV

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    Yellow azalea, close-up.

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  • KP_TR13_02383_BV

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    Friendly locals enjoying the azalea's.

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  • Groep_KP_Turkey_©_Bart_Siebelink2013

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    Final shot of the team! Top left: Ronald, Bart, Guido, and bottom Arjan, Ben and Edo.

    Groep_KP_Turkey_©_Bart_Siebelink2013