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A. Hermann's Tortoise (Testudo hermanni Gmelin, 1789) found on Dugi Otok in Božava. The individuals were kept as pets in a garden (Photo by: Daria Kranželić); B. A Four-lined snake, Elaphe quatuorlineata (Lacepede, 1789), found on Dugi Otok near the Sakarun cove (Photo by Toni Koren); C. A Leopard Snake, Zamenis situla (Linnaeus, 1758), found on Dugi Otok near Komorine (Photo by: Bruno Schmidt).

A. Hermann's Tortoise (Testudo hermanni Gmelin, 1789) found on Dugi Otok in Božava. The individuals were kept as pets in a garden (Photo by: Daria Kranželić); B. A Four-lined snake, Elaphe quatuorlineata (Lacepede, 1789), found on Dugi Otok near the Sakarun cove (Photo by Toni Koren); C. A Leopard Snake, Zamenis situla (Linnaeus, 1758), found on Dugi Otok near Komorine (Photo by: Bruno Schmidt).

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The first overview of the amphibians and reptiles of Dugi Otok Island, Northern Dalmatia, is presented, based on the published data and new records collected during the last twenty years. A total of 15 species are present on the island, of which only one was not recorded on our surveys. In comparison to other islands of Northern Dalmatia, Dugi Otok...

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... only literature record of this species on Dugi Otok was given by Škvarč (2000) who recorded five tortoises in a garden in Sali and states that they were brought from Zadar. During the present survey, we recorded the species in two locations, Božava and Sali (Table 1, Fig. 3A). In both locations, they were found in gardens where they were kept as pets. Given the absence of the species from natural habitats, we do not consider this species to be native to Dugi Otok. The closest natural presence of this species is on the mainland in the vicinity of Zadar (Boris Lauš, pers. obs.). The closest natural island ...
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... is another elusive species, mostly active at sunset and sunrise (Hirtz 1930). It has been recorded on the islands several times, but cannot be regarded as common (Hirtz 1930;Škvarč 2000;Kuljerić and Lukin 2002;Planinc 2002;Kryštufek and Kletečki 2007;Barun et al. 2010). In the present survey, we recorded the species in three locations (Table 1, Fig. 3C). In Croatia, it is distributed along the coastline, from Dalmatia in the north down to the Konavle area in the south, as well as on many islands, such as Krk, Cres (Tóth et al. 2006), Pag, Lošinj, Hvar, Vis (Lončar 2005) and Korčula (Žagar et al. ...

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