Authors: İSMAİL HAKKI UĞURTAŞ, HİKMET SAMİ YILDIRIMHAN, MURAT SEVİNÇ
Abstract: The distribution of Gekkonidae in southeast Anatolia was examined. Specimens were caught during field excursions between 2000 and 2002. The localities of the samples are marked on the provided maps and the distribution of the species is explained. Some habitat and ecological features are also given. Hemidactylus turcicus (Linnaeus, 1758) was recorded for the first time in Şanlıurfa and its distribution extended towards eastern Turkey. In addition, we added new localities to the distribution range of Cyrtopodion scaber (Heyden, 1827), which was previously only known from Şanlıurfa.
Keywords: Southeast Anatolia, Turkey, Gekkonidae, Hemidactylus turcicus, Asaccus elisae, Cyrtopodion kotschyi syriacus, Cyrtopodion heterocercus mardinensis, Cyrtopodion scaber
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