Turkish Journal of Zoology
First records of the Italian wall lizard, Podarcis siculus (Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810) (Squamata: Lacertidae) in Albania
The occurrence of the Italian wall lizard (Podarcis siculus) in Albania is confirmed. Our findings are now the southernmost known records of the species on the eastern Adriatic coast, and officially present a new reptile species for the Albanian herpetofauna. The origin of these records is discussed; molecular investigation is needed for future evaluation of P. siculus populations in Albania and the western Balkans.
New records, introduction, Balkan Peninsula, Podarcis siculus, faunistics
MIZSEI, EDVÁRD; UHRIN, MARCEL; JABLONSKI, DANIEL; and SZABOLCS, MÁRTON
"First records of the Italian wall lizard, Podarcis siculus (Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810) (Squamata: Lacertidae) in Albania,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 40:
5, Article 21.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol40/iss5/21