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Highlighted Publications


2024

Şahin, M. K. 2024. The potential range and future distribution of the endangered lizard Darevskia clarkorum in the Caucasus Biodiversity Hotspot under climate change scenarios, Zoology in the Middle East.   pdf

2023

Gholamifard, A., & Şahin, M. K. 2023. Range dynamics of Walterinnesia morgani (Serpentes, Elapidae) during climatic oscillations in Iran. Herpetozoa, 36, 317-324.   pdf

Erdolu, M., Şahin, M. K., Somel, M., & Yanchukov, A. 2023. Single hybrid population but multiple parental individuals at the origin of parthenogenetic rock lizards Darevskia sapphirina and D. bendimahiensis Schmidtler, & Eiselt Darevsky (1994) endemic to the area of Lake Van in East Turkey. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 189, 107925.   pdf

Vaissi, S., Kurnaz, M., Şahin, M. K., & Hernandez, A. 2023. Climatic Niche Divergence and Conservatism Promote Speciation in Snake-Eyed Skinks (Sauria: Scincidae): New Insight into the Evolution and Diversification of Ablepharus Species. Evolutionary Biology, 1-15.  pdf

2022

Kurnaz, M., Şahin, M.K., Eroğlu, A.İ., 2022, Hidden diversity in a narrow valley: Description of new endemic Palearctic rock lizard Darevskia (Squamata: Lacertidae) species from northeastern Turkey, Zoological Studies, 61:44.  pdf

Tarkhnishvili, D., Yanchukov, A., Erdolu, M., Şahin M.K., Candan, K., Murtskhvaladze, M., Gabelaia, M., , Iankoshvili, G., Barateli, N., Ilgaz, Ç., Kumlutaş, Y., Matur, F., Çolak, F., Arakelyan, M., Galoyan, E., 2022. Precise paternal ancestry of parthenogenetic Darevskia lizards revealed by ddRAD-seq markers specific to Z-chromosome, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 136: 293-305.  pdf

Şahin, M.K., Candan, K., Karakasi, K., Lymberakis, P., Poulakakis, N., Kumlutaş, Y., Yıldırım, E., Ilgaz, Ç. 2022, Ecological niche differentiation in the Anatolian rock lizards (Genus: Anatololacerta) (Reptilia: Lacertidae) of the Anatolian Peninsula and Aegean Islands. Acta Herpetologica, 17 (2): 165-175 . doi: 10.36253/a_h-13089   pdf

2021

Şahin, M. K., & Kuyucu, A. C. 2021, Thermal biology of two sympatric Lacertid lizards (Lacerta diplochondrodes and Parvilacerta parva) from Western Anatolia. Journal of Thermal Biology, 101, 103094. pdf

Kurnaz, M. & Şahin, M.K., 2021, A contribution to the biogeography and taxonomy of two Anatolian mountain brook newts, Neurergus barani and N. strauchii (Amphibia: Salamandridae) using ecological niche modeling, Turkish Journal of Zoology (45): 54-64. pdf

Şahin, M.K., Candan, K., Yildirim Caynak, E, Kumlutaş, Y., Ilgaz, Ç. 2021, Ecological niche divergence contributes species differentiation in worm lizards (Blanus sp.) (Squamata: Amphisbaenia: Blanidae) in Mediterranean part of Anatolian Peninsula and the Levantine Region, Biologia, 76(2): 525-532. pdf

Kurnaz, M., Şahin, M.K., 2021, “Contribution to the taxonomic knowledge of Acanthodactylus (Squamata, Lacertidae): Description of a new lacertid lizard species from Eastern Anatolia, Turkey”, Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 5(3), 100-119 pdf

2020

Tarkhnishvili, D., Yanchukov, A., Şahin M.K., Gabelaia, M., Murtskhvaladze, M., Candan, K., Galoyan, E., Arakelyan, M., Iankoshvili, G., Kumlutaş, Y, Ilgaz, Ç., Matur, F., Çolak, F., Erdolu, M., Kurdadze, S., Barateli, N.,  Anderson, C.L., 2020. Genotypic similarities among the parthenogenetic Darevskia rock lizards with different hybrid origins, 20(1), 1-25 BMC Evolutionary Biology pdf

Other Publications

2022

Şahin, M.K, Kumlutaş, Y., Yanchukov, A., Çetintaş, O., Candan, K., Ilgaz, C., Ayaş, Z. 2022. The Quaternary Range Dynamics of the Dwarf Lizard, Parvilacerta parva (Boulenger, 1887) (Squamata, Lacertidae) in the Anatolian Peninsula. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 6(1), 79-86. pdf

Şahin, M.K., Caynak, EY, Kumlutaş, Y., Candan, K., Ilgaz, Ç. 2022,  Sexual dimorphism and geographic variation in the bridled skink, Heremites vittatus (Oliver, 1804),(Sauria: Scincidae) in Anatolian Peninsula, Ukrainian Journal of Ecology, 12 (4), 1-7. pdf

Karataş, A., Bulut, Ş., Sefalı, A., Toprak, F., Şahin, M.K., & Özkurt, Ş.Ö. (2022). Contributions on the southern distribution of Vespertilio murinus Linnaeus, 1758 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Türkiye. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 46(5), 434-443 pdf

Darul, R., Gavashelishvili, A., Saveljev, A.P., Seryodkin, I.V., Linnel, J.D.C., Okarma, H., Bagrade, G., Ornicans, A., Ozolins, A., Männil, P., Khorozyan, I., Melovski, D., Stojanov, A., Trajçe, A., Hoxha, B., Dvornikov, M.G., Galsandorj, N.B., Okhlopkov, I., Mamuchadze, J., Yarovenko, Y.A., Akkiev, M.I., Sulamanidze, G., Kochiashvili, V., Şahin, M.K., Trepet, S.A., Pkhitikov, A.B., Farhadinia, M.S., Godoy, J.,A., Jaszay, T., Ratkiewicz, M., Schmidt, K., 2022. Coat polymorphism in Eurasian lynx: adaptation to environment or phylogeographic legacy?, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 29 (1): 51-62 pdf

Kurnaz, M, Şahin, M.K. ,2022. Formal description of the new lizard species inhabiting in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey, Zoological and Entomological Letters, 2(1): 23-25 pdf

2021

Şahin, M.K., Akbaba, B., Bulut, Ş., Ayaş, Z., 2021, Terrestrial Vertebrate Fauna of Beytepe Campus, Hacettepe University, Hacettepe Journal of Biology and Chemistry 49(1), 43-55. pdf

Hekimoğlu, O., Şahin, M.K., Ergan, G., Özer, N., 2021. A molecular phylogenetic investigation of tick species in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia, Ticks and Tick-borne diseases, 12(6), 101777 pdf

Şahin, M.K. & Kurnaz, M., 2021, “New Locality Records for Eumeces schneiderii and Trapelus ruderatus with the Morphological Data from Eastern Anatolia, Turkey” Communications Faculty of Science University of Ankara Series C, 30(1): 47-57 pdf

Kurnaz, M. & Şahin, M. K. 2021, Unusual Winter Activity Observations of Two Newt Species (Ommatotriton ophryticus & Triturus ivanbureschi) from the Anatolian Peninsula . Uluslararası Tarım ve Yaban Hayatı Bilimleri Dergisi , 7 (2) , 337-342 pdf

Şahin, M.K., 2021, “The potential distribution and a new locality record of roughtail rock agama (Stellagama stellio) from Northwestern Anatolia”, Scientific Reports in Life Sciences, 2(2): 39-48. pdf

Şahin, M.K., 2021.“Unusual mating behavior of Apathya cappadocica in the winter season from Southeastern Anatolia”,Scientific Reports in Life Sciences, 2 (2): 49-53 pdf

2020

Şahin, M.K., Kumlutaş, Y. Ilgaz, Ç., 2020, Sexual Dimorphism In Spiny -tailed Lizard, Darevskia rudis (Bedriaga, 1886) (Sauria: Lacertidae), from Northeastern Anatolia, Turkey, Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Fen ve Mühendislik Bilimleri Dergisi 20 (4), 551-557 pdf

Şahin, M.K., 2020, Ekolojik Risk Değerlendirmede Ekotoksikogenomik Kavramı ve Verdiği Katkılar, Türk Doğa ve Fen Dergisi 9(1): 144-161. pdf

Şahin, M.K., Geçit, M., Yıldız, M.Z. 2020. New locality record extending the distribution of the Glossy-bellied racer snake Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834) in the Southeastern Anatolia, Journal of Animal Diversity, 2(4): 55-58. pdf

Yanchukov, A., Kandaurov, A., Sahin, M.K., Matur, F., 2020, Karyotype analysis of Nannospalax xanthodon (Spalacidae, Rodentia) at the easternmost part of its distribution range, Communications Faculty of Science University of Ankara Series C, 29(1): 61-70. pdf

2018

Şahin, M.K., Afsar. M., 2018. Evaluation of the Reptilian fauna in Amasya Province, Turkey with new locality records. Gazi Journal of Science, 31(4):1007-1020 pdf

Şahin, M.K., Akbaba, B., Bulut, Ş., 2018, Urban Faunal Dynamics Of Beytepe Campus, Ankara: Three Case Studies for Vertebrate Animals, Communications Faculty of Science University of Ankara Series C 27(1): 45-60 pdf

Afsar, M., Şahin, M.K., Afsar, B., Cicek, K., Tok, C.V., 2018. Data on nocturnal activity of Darevskia rudis (Bedriaga, 1886) (Sauria: Lacertidae) in Central Black Sea Region, Turkey. Ecologica Montenegrina 19:125-129. pdf

Kuyucu, A.C., Şahin, M.K., Çağlar, S.S., 2018. The relation between melanism and thermal biology in a colour polymorphic bush cricket, Isophya rizeensis. Journal of Thermal Biology, 71, 212-220. pdf

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