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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-02-22
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 2, RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-12 14:24
Viewed: 7200
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This species is known as Trapelus ruderatus Olivier, 1805 - Bozkır Keleri in total lenght of 15-16 cm. Agama ruderata was formerly used for the species' name. It is relativelty similar to Laudakia stellio, a larger agamid. But T. ruderatus has shorter and curved head. Each nostril is located behind a small nasal plate. Scales on dorsum have carinae, but ventral scales without carniae.
It lives in deserts, semi-deserts and steppic areas. It likes soil and stone+soil for biotop.
It ranges from Türkiye, Suriye throughout Irak to Iran and Afganistan. In our country, Ankara, Konya, Kayseri, Malatya, Gaziantep, Mardin, Bitlis, Van lake vicinity, represented by nominotypic subspecies, T. r. ruderatus.

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Ahmet merhaba , nadir bir türün güzel bir fotoğrafı , eline sağlık.

very nice and sharp pic, tell us more about this agama lizard . Ori

Aykut beyin de dediği gibi nadir bir tütü fotoğraflamanız çok güzel.

merhaba sevgili Hemşehrim. Hoş ve güzel bir fotoğraf. İlginç bir hayvan. Çok iyi yakalamışsın. Tberik ederim. Selamlar

Allahım ne çirkin heyvan, bize nasip olmadı görmek daha. Güzel bir makro elinize sağlık

Really great photo overlooked by me before! I like it because of fantastic creature not seen by me before. Very nice DOF and details. And all I can add is: I would like to see it someday in the wild, who knows, maybe next year? :)
Greetings from Lodz,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-19 1:51]

Hello Ahmed,
I'm a bit late finding this superb capture of this lovely Lizard in a fine pose. I like the light and colours and details of the skin are beautiful and it stands out so nicely against the stones. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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