Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
TBİ-22-109Herpetofauna Of TurkeyElective136
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is able to obtain knowledge Amphibian and reptile species live in Turkey.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğretim Üyesi Bahadır AKMAN
Learning Outcomes
1Recognizing frog species in Turkey and learning their distribution areas
2Recognizing reptile species in Turkey and learning their distribution areas
3To have information about Recent Studies on the Distribution of Amphibians and Reptiles in Turkey
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Living in Turkey Amphibian (frogs) and Reptilia (reptiles) species and to teach students about basic information related to the identification.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
2The history of Turkey herpetology
3Amphibians I (Urodela)
4Amphibians II (Anura)
5Turtles (Chelonia)
6Lizards I (Gekkonidae, Agamidae, Chamaeleonidae)
7Lizards II (Anguidae, Scincidae)
9Lizards III (Lacertidae)
10Snakes I (Typhlopidae, Leptotyphlopidae, Boidae)
11Snakes II (Colubridae)
12Snakes III (Viperidae)
13Snakes IV(Elapidae)
14General Assesments
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Lecture notes and presentations 2. Başoğlu, M., Baran, İ., 1977. “Türkiye Sürüngenleri. Kısım I. Kaplumbağa ve Kertenkeleler. (The Reptiles of Turkey. Part I. The Turtles and Lizards)”. Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No. 76, Bornova-İzmir (İlker Matbaası), 272 sayfa. 3. Başoğlu, M., Baran, İ., 1980. Türkiye Sürüngenleri, Kısım II, Yılanlar (Turkish Reptiles, Part II, Snakes). Ege Üniversitesi Kitaplar Serisi No: 81, Bornova-İzmir. 4. Başoğlu, M., Üzeti, N., 1973. “Türkiye Amfibileri”. Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No. 151, Bornova-İzmir, The Amphibians of Turkey, 155 pp. 5. Baran, İ., Atatür, M. K., 1998. “Turkish Herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles)”. Republic of Turkey, Ministry of the Environment, Ankara, 214 pp. 6. Anderson, S.C. 1999. The Lizards of Iran (Contributions to Herpetology, Vol. 15), Missouri, USA: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. 7. Tarkhnishvili, D.N. and Gökhelashvili, R.K. 1999. The Amphibians of the Caucasus. Advances in Amphibian Researc in the Former Soviet Union. Sofia-Moscow. 4: 94-106. 8. Budak, A., Göçmen, B., 2005. Herpetoloji. Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No. 194, Ege Üniversitesi Basımevi, Bornova-İzmir, 226 sayfa.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination155
Final Examination155
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Oral Examination14228
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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