The distribution of amphibians and reptiles on Samos Island (Greece) (Amphibia: Reptilia)

Jeroen Speybroeck, Daniel Bohle, Edoardo Razzetti, Maria Dimaki, Marlene Katharina Kirchner, Wouter Beukema

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    A collection of 1580 recent data records (1993-2012) of amphibians and reptiles from the Greek island of Samos was compiled. All records were mapped onto a grid of 1 km by 1 km, with 261 of the total 648 cells (40 %) of the island holding at least one observation. Subsequently, the distribution patterns and ecological observations were compared with data from other islands in the Aegean Basin. The discovery of the Coin-marked Snake Hemorrhois nummifer (Reus, 1834), published herein after, constitutes a new island record, setting the herpetofauna list to 28 confirmed species (4 amphibians, 24 reptiles).
    Original languageEnglish
    Issue number1/2
    Pages (from-to)39-63
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Thematic list

    • Species and biotopes

    EWI Biomedical sciences

    • B005-zoology

    Taxonomic list

    • amphibians (Amphibia)
    • reptiles (Reptilia)

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