Geographic variation in Trachylepis vittata (Olivier, 1804) (Sauria: Scincidae): two populations from the Turkish-Iranian Plateau

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Razi University


In this research on the Banded Skink, Trachylepis vittata (Olivier, 1804), the patterns of geographic variation was analyzed for four meristic and 21 morphometric characters of this species belonging to two populations, one from western Iran and the other from Turkey. The univariate analyses including Independent sample T-test and one-way ANOVA (LSD Test) were used to explore the patterns of geographic variation. Results of the analyses indicated significant differences and a relatively clear pattern of separation between the two studied populations of T. vittata.


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