Olympia and Tripoly

Observations near Olympia

Reptiles & amphibians

1997

2000

Common toad

Bufo bufo

 

sev

Common tree frog

Hyla arborea

 

sev

Balkan stream frog

Rana graeca

 

sev

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

v

sev

Turkish gecko

Hemidactylus turcicus

 

10

Kotschy’s gecko

Mediodactylus kotschyi

 

11

Moorish gecko

Tarentola mauritanica

 

1

Greek algyroides

Algyroides moreoticus

v

sev

Balkan green lizard

Lacerta trilineata

 

sev

Balkan wall lizard

Podarcis taurica

 

1

Peleponnese wall lizard

Podarcis peleponnesiaca

v

sev

Snake-eyed skink

Ablepharus kitaibellii

v

 

European glass lizard

Ophisaurus apodus

 

1

Montpellier snake

Malpolon monspessulanus

 

2

Balkan whip snake

Hierophis gemonensis

 

1

Four-lined snake

Elaphe quatuorlineata

 

1

Dice snake

Natrix tessellata

v

 

Nose-horned viper

Vipera ammodytes

v

 

 

Observations north of Tripoly

Reptiles & amphibians

2000

2003

Common toad

Bufo bufo

2

1

Common tree frog

Hyla arborea

sev

sev

Agile frog

Rana dalmatina

 

1

Balkan stream frog

Rana graeca

3

2

Marsh frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

sev

sev

Hermann’s tortoise

Eurotestudo hermanni

1

1

Marginated tortoise

Testudo marginata

1

-

European pond terrapin

Emys orbicularis

-

2

Greek algyroides

Algyroides moreoticus

2

1

Greek rock lizard

Hellenolacerta graeca

3

5

Balkan green lizard

Lacerta trilineata

1

-

Common wall lizard

Podarcis muralis

8

5

Peleponnese wall lizard

Podarcis peleponnesiaca

6

5

Balkan wall lizard

Podarcis taurica

4

sev

Snake-eyed skink

Ablepharus kitaibellii

1

2

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

 

1

Peloponnese slow worm

Angius cephallonica

4

4

European glass lizard

Ophisaurus apodus

 

1

Worm snake

Typhlops vermicularis

 

1

Montpellier snake

Malpolon monspessulanus

1

1

Balkan whip snake

Hierophis gemonensis

2

12

Leopard snake

Zamenis situla

1

4

Dice snake

Natrix tessellata

1

1

Other highlights

 

 

Mirororchid

Ophrys speculum

 

x

Crecian copper

Lycaena ottomana

x

 

 

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    The rugged interior of the Peloponnese.

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    Leopard snake (Zamenis situla) is relatively common in parts of the Peloponnese.

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  • © Bart Siebelink Hierophis Gemonensis black

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    It shared its shelter with some very dark specimens of Balkan Whipsnake (Hiërophis gemonensis).

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  • moreoticus612

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    This handsome male Greek Algyroides was hunting around trunks at the Olympia campground.

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    Male Peloponnese wall lizard (Podarcis peloponnesiacus).

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    After the fires... In August 2007, the Peloponnese was struck by extensive fires. This image is taken in May 2008, north of Mnt. Helmos. Many trees are dead, but grasses and herbs make a promising start in the forests. Hopefully, most of the herpetofauna has survived as well.

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  • GR_bosnabrand3_BV

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    A carpet of pink flowers and grasses on a burnt mountain slope near Artemisia, S-Peloponnese.

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