Ablepharus budaki

Taxobox | name = Budak's Snake-Eyed Skink
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
trend = stable


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regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Reptilia
ordo = Squamata
familia = Scincidae
genus = "Ablepharus"
species = "A. budaki"
binomial = "Ablepharus budaki"
binomial_authority = Göçmen, Kumlutas & Tosunoglu, 1996

Ablepharus budaki, or Budak's Snake-Eyed Skink, is a species of skink. In 1997, it was promoted from status as a subspecies of Ablepharus kitaibelii to species status.

Range

It occurs in southern Turkey, western Syria, Cyprus and Lebanon. It is found in leaf litter of shrubby or forested areas. It is common and has no major threats in most of its range, though in Lebanon it may face a threat from deforestation.

References

*Göçmen, B., Kumlutas, Y. and Tosunoglu, M. 1996. A new subspecies, Ablepharus kitaibelii (Bibron & Borry, 1833) budaki n. ssp. (Sauria: Scincidae) from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Turkish Journal of Zoology 20: 397–405
*IUCN2006|assessors=Lymberakis, P. "et al"|year=2005|id=|title=Ablepharus budaki|downloaded=09 April 2007 Database entry includes a range map and justification for why this species is of least concern
*Poulakakis, N., Lymberakis, P., Tsigenopoulos, C.S., Magoulas, A. and Mylonas, M. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of snake-eyed skink Ablepharus kitaibelii (Sauria: Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 245–256.
*Schmidtler, J.F. 1997. Die "Ablepharus kitaibelii" - Gruppe in Süd-Anatolien und benachbarten Gebieten (Squamata: Sauria: Scinidae). Herpetozoa 10(1/2):35-63


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