Check List 9(2): 458-464, doi: 10.15560/9.2.458
Rueppel’s Snake-eyed Skink, Ablepharus rueppellii (Gray, 1839) (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae): distribution extension and geographic range in Israel
expand article infoUri Roll, Oliver Tallowin§, Daniel Berkowic|, Erez Maza|, Yael Ostrometzky|, Alex Slavenko|, Boaz Shacham, Karin Tamar|, Shai Meiri|
‡ School of Geography and the Environment, United Kingdom§ Furze, South Zeal, Okehampton, United Kingdom| l Aviv University,¶ e Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
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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.