The reptiles of Turkey: An etymology


  • Ahmet Karataş Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Niğde Ö. H. University, Niğde, Turkey
  • Kerim Çiçek Biology Department, Ege University



derivatio nominis, etymology, nomenclature, Reptilia, Turkish herpetofauna


Here, we present the etymology of the Latin binomials of all reptile genera and species in Turkey. According to our results, the names are mostly given according to the characteristics of the species or in honor of a person. Reviewing the etymologies of the Latin names of reptile species living in Turkey, and compiling information and heritage will be very useful, especially for Turkish herpetology.


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How to Cite

Karataş, A., & Çiçek, K. (2022). The reptiles of Turkey: An etymology. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 6(Suppl. 1), 1–32.