IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species occurs mainly in northwestern, central and sothern Greece, and adjoining extreme southern Albania, including a number of islands (Kyra Panagia, Valaxa, Paris, Salamis, Sfakythiria, Spetsopoula, and possibly Korfu), as well as northeastern Sardinia and satellite islands, plus Isola di San Pietro off southwestern Sardinia. Sardinian occurrences may be the result of human introduction in the Classical era (see Bringsoe et al. 2001: 300). It is also introduced on Crete. The subspecies T.m. weissingeri occurs in west Taygetos mountains of the Peloponnesus, southern Greece, and small area that stretches for about 50 km North-South, but only 2-5 km East-West (Bour, in Artner, 200: 34). The species may have been introduced to western Anatolia, Turkey, however this requires confirmation (Sindaco et al., 2000).


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