Ilias Strachinis

Ilias Strachinis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | AUTH · Department of Genetics, Development and Molecular Biology

Biologist - PhD Candidate

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Publications (37)
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First evidence on the occurence of Greek Newt Lissotriton graecus and the Aesculapian snake Zamenis longissimus on Evia Island, Greece - Parnassiana Archives 9: 115-117
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Since the first report of the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis Walker, 1859) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in northern Greece in 2013, the pest has gradually expanded its range to a total of eight administrative regions in the country. A survey consisting mainly of citizen science occurrence records provides a new insight on the distribution of the...
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The slow-worm lizards (Anguis) comprise five species occurring throughout most of the Western Palearctic. Although these species are relatively uniform morphologically – with the exception of A. cephallonica, which exhibits a quite unique morphology – they are genetically deeply divergent. Here, we provide detailed distribution maps for each species...
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Εκπαιδευτική αφίσα με τα είδη φιδιών που υπάρχουν στο Πήλιο. Επιτρέπεται η αναδημοσίευση και η εκτύπωση σε εκπαιδευτικούς, δημόσιους και ιδιωτικούς χώρους, όχι όμως η τροποποίηση και η χρήση για εμπορικούς σκοπούς. Educational poster with the species of the snakes that exist on Pelion. It is allowed to republish and print on educational, public, an...
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The dynamic biogeography of glacial refugia may cause complex patterns of genetic admixture between parapatric taxa, which in turn can mislead their systematics, diversity, and distributions. We investigated this issue for green toads (Bufotes) inhabiting the circum-Aegean region, a biodiversity hotspot of the Eastern Mediterranean. A previous phyl...
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Albinism is resulted by genetic mutations that block the metabolic pathways of melanine synthesis, and lead to a complete white or yellowish skin colour and red irides in animals. Several cases of albinism in amphibians have been reported from Europe, but only a few in Green Toads, Bufotes viridis. Here, we report the first record of albino Green T...
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Ένας συνοπτικός οδηγός για το πως να ξεχωρίζει κανείς τα ελάχιστα επικίνδυνα δηλητηριώδη ζώα της Ελλάδας, μαζί με οδηγίες πρόληψης και επικαιροποιημένων πρώτων βοηθειών σε περίπτωση δηλητηριώδους δήγματος. Περιέχονται περιγραφικές φωτογραφίες, χάρτης εξάπλωσης, βασικές γνώσεις για τα είδη, πρακτικές συμβουλές και άλλες χρήσιμες πληροφορίες, σε ένα...
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The area of the south‐western Balkans hosts a remarkably high species richness and has been considered a biodiversity hotspot. The significance of the Balkan Peninsula as a biodiversity refugium during the Quaternary climatic fluctuations has been repeatedly pointed out in literature, yet the area remains quite understudied in terms of phylogeograp...
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Εκπαιδευτική αφίσα (poster) με όλα τα είδη φιδιών της Κρήτης. Επιτρέπεται η αναδημοσίευση και η εκτύπωση για ανάρτηση σε εκπαιδευτικούς, δημόσιους και ιδιωτικούς χώρους, όχι όμως η τροποποίηση και η χρήση για εμπορικούς σκοπούς. All rights reserved: Ilias Strachinis © herpetofauna.gr
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Tarentola mauritanica, also known as Moorish Gecko, is a trans-Mediterranean gecko with a large distribution, ranging from Israel and North Africa, to southern Europe, as well as on many large Mediterranean islands. In Greece, the Moorish Gecko is distributed across several islands, and the only mainland occurrences reported are from the Peloponnes...
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A small but growing population of the Dalmatian Algyroides (Algyroides nigropunctatus) was found in a suburb of Athens (Greece), a long way from the species’ known range. This apparently introduced population increases the number of new lizard species documented in the Athens metropolitan area during the past few years.
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Η Ομάδα Βιοποικιλότητας του προγράμματος Terra Lemnia κατέγραψε την υφιστάμενη κατάσταση της βιοποικιλότητας στη Λήμνο και μελέτησε τη διασύνδεσή της με τις υπάρχουσες γεωργοκτηνοτροφικές πρακτικές έχοντας ως κύριο άξονα τις μάντρες του νησιού. Καταγράφοντας τη χλωρίδα, την εντομοπανίδα και τα πτηνά της Λημνιακής υπαίθρου, έγινε μια προσπάθεια κατα...
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Σύνδεσμος για PDF: http://herpatlas.gr/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Atlas_Amphibians_and_Reptiles_of_Greece.pdf
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The genomic era contributes to update the taxonomy of many debated terrestrial vertebrates. In an accompanying work, we provided a comprehensive molecular assessment of spadefoot toads (Pelobates) using genomic data. Our results call for taxonomic updates in this group. First, nuclear phylogenomics confirmed the species-level divergence between the...
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Cryptic phylogeographic diversifications are unique models to examine the role of phylogenetic divergence on the evolution of reproductive isolation, without extrinsic factors such as ecology. Yet, to date very few comparative studies were attempted within such radiations. Here, we characterize a new speciation continuum in a group of widespread Eu...
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Cryptic phylogeographic diversifications provide unique models to examine the role of phylogenetic divergence on the evolution of reproductive isolation, without extrinsic factors such as ecological and behavioural differentiation. Yet, to date very few comparative studies have been attempted within such radiations. Here, we characterize a new spec...
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Abstract: The genus Algyroides (Lacertidae) is distributed in southern Europe and consists of four species. Two of them (Algyroides nigropunctatus and A. moreoticus) occur in the Balkan Peninsula. Two main location-specific color phenotypes are recognized for A. nigropunctatus that currently correspond to different subspecies, whereas A. moreoticus...
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Zootoca vivipara (Viviparous Lizard) is the terrestrial reptile with the largest and the highest latitudinal range in the world, ranging from West Europe to East Asia. It presents both viviparous and oviparous populations that are genetically distinct and several lineages have been recognized within its wide distribution. To date, the southernmost...
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Based on several recent herpetological surveys on the Kastellorizo archipelago in the Eastern Mediterranean, we present a review of the herpetofauna of the area. Active searching and visual encounter surveys on Kastellorizo confirmed the presence of two species of amphibians and thirteen species of reptiles, and in conjunction with the available li...
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Poster with the snakes of Corfu with pictures and short descriptions in Greek. Primarily for schools and other institutions.
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Εσύ είσαι «φιδογνώστης»; Ωφέλιμα αλλά παρεξηγημένα... τα φίδια της Χίου. Όλα τα φίδια της Χίου σε μια αφίσα. Επιτρέπεται η αναδημοσίευση και η εκτύπωση για ανάρτηση σε εκπαιδευτικούς, δημόσιους και ιδιωτικούς χώρους, όχι όμως η τροποποίηση και η χρήση για εμπορικούς σκοπούς. All rights reserved: herpetofauna.gr & chiosnature.org Produced by www.c...
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In this document we present the discovery of a new established population of the Moorish Gecko (Tarentola mauritanica) in Athens at the regions of Sepolia and Aigaleo. This is the first time the species is reported in mainland Greece, outside its known distribution in the W Peloponnese. As a strongly synanthropic species, the Moorish Gecko must hav...
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The Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) is a pteropodid species with a large part of its range in the Palearctic region. It has a quite discontinuous range from sub-Saharan Africa to NW India, including SW Turkey. In this note we present the first record of the Egyptian fruit bat in Greek territory, observed during a zoological expedition on...
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In this study we aimed to clarify the identity of a wall lizard population that deviates phenotypically from the other Podarcis lizards that occur in the broader area (Athens, Greece). To this end we used molecular techniques. Most surprisingly, we identified the focal population as Podarcis vaucheri, a species far away from its natural range. Mole...
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The Ring-headed Dwarf Snake (Eirenis modestus) is a medium-sized colubrid snake distributed in Caucasus, Greece, Iran and Turkey. The typical colouration of the species is uniform, light brown to greyish, while individuals with rows of dark blotches in the first half of the body may also exist in some populations. In this document we present two ca...
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The amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) is a widespread, cosmopolitan pathogen largely affecting free-living amphibian populations. So far there are no published studies for the presence of B. dendrobatidis in Greece. In this preliminary study we sampled 59 metamorphosed anurans from four Greek wetlands. Five samples were posi...
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We present herpetofaunal observations from Limnos and Agios Efstratios, two Asia Minor continental shelf islands in the Aegean Sea. Comprehensive surveys over 88 days in total on Limnos, over a period of nine years, consisted mainly of visual encounter surveys and road cruised observations, revealed the presence of three species of amphibians and t...
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Το γένος Algyroides ανήκει στην οικογένεια Lacertidae και περιλαμβάνει τέσσερα είδη σαυρών, εκ των οποίων τα δύο, Algyroides nigropunctatus και A. moreoticus, απαντούν στην Ελλάδα, ενώ το δεύτερο συνιστά ενδημικό είδος της χώρας. H A. nigropunctatus εμφανίζει δύο διαφορετικούς χρωματικούς φαινότυπους ανάλογα με την περιοχή εξάπλωσης. Ο σκοπός της π...
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The study concerns the first records for the presence of the box tree moth Cydalima perspectalis in Greece and subsequent infestations on ornamental box trees in urban environment. Adults of the pest were first spotted in six locations around the country from October 2013 until April 2015, when infestation was also detected (mid April). The pest wa...

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Catalog the terrestrial and marine biodiversity of Pelion (Greece).
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Over the past decades, the spread rate of non-native species has gradually increased worldwide, as a result of the globalization of trade and human travel. Alien species of insects represent one of the most abundant groups of introduced organisms in Europe. Most importantly, a great proportion of them are referred to as invasive and are associated with substantial economic burden, biodiversity loss and disturbance to ecosystem functioning. Within this framework, the ongoing project aims to identify and report on the presence of these organisms in Greece, where a large number of non-native insect species is currently present, predict their potential range expansions and quantify their environmental and socio-economic impacts. The project research utilizes both traditional and molecular methods and integrates a combination of scientific and citizen science data to determine the population status and distribution patterns of these species over the years.
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In the Balkan Herps project our aim is to study the amphibian and reptile diversity of the Balkan Peninsula especially for their effective conservation. With systematic conservation planning and species distribution models we would like to test the effectiveness of the existing protected area network and help guide the designation of new ones. This is especially important for EU candidate countries where new Natura 2000 areas will be created. We established an online platform where everybody can upload their records which we can use to build species distribution models. You can find it here: http://openbiomaps.org/projects/balkanherps/ If you have records from amphibians and reptiles from the Balkan Peninsula please share it with us. We made a video about the process of data uploading: https://youtu.be/qsu-0UeC46g If you have further questions please write to Márton Szabolcs at szabolcs.marci gmail.