Rueppel's snake-eyed skink, Ablepharus rueppellii (Gray, 1839) (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae): Distribution extension and geographic range in Israel

Uri Roll, Oliver Tallowin, Daniel Berkowic, Erez Maza, Yael Ostrometzky, Alex Slavenko, Boaz Shacham, Karin Tamar, Shai Meiri

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Abstract

We report a new locality for Rueppel's Snake-eyed skink (Ablepharus rueppellii) in Southern Israel - near Shivta Junction. This record extends the known distribution of this species in Israel by ~25km. We examined all known localities of this species in Israel and the adjacent Sinai Peninsula (Egypt), and discuss some discrepancies between them and currently published range maps, including the one produced by the IUCN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-464
Number of pages7
JournalCheck List
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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