Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

European Copper Skink

Ablepharus kitaibelii

Description:

This small, slender lizard grows up to 15 centimetres (5.9 in) long, and lives in Eastern Europe and southwestern Asia.

Habitat:

A. kitaibelii is active during twilight, and hunts for insects and small snails. It is a typical ground dweller, and dislikes climbing.

Notes:

This species ranges from southern Slovakia and Hungary, through most of Serbia, the most eastern parts of continental Croatia (and newly discovered on Papuk Mountain in the central part of Croatia [Dušan Jelić, in press]), southern Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania (lowland areas), Greece (including many Ionian and Aegean islands) and Turkey (western and central ). There is a single record from eastern Bosnia Herzegovina. Populations of the species in Hungary and southern Slovakia are very fragmented. Records from Cyprus refer to Ablepharus budaki. It is found up to 2,000m asl (in Turkey).

No species ID suggestions

Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Πελοποννήσου, Δυτικής Ελλάδας και Ιονίου, Greece

Lat: 38.16, Long: 20.50

Spotted on Jul 3, 2017
Submitted on Jul 4, 2017

Related spottings

Ablepharus kitaibelii חומט גמד European copper skink, Juniper skink or European Snake-eyed skink Snake-eyed Skink European copper skink (Αβλέφαρος)

Nearby spottings

Grey wagtail Common darter Starflower (Μποράτζα (Αγγουρίτσα)) Do not know