Found in: Fauna of Turkey
Ablepharus budaki, or '''Budak's Snake-Eyed Skink', is a species of skink. In 1997, it was promoted from status as a subspecies of Ablepharus kitaibelii to species status.
It occurs in southern Turkey, western Syria, Cyprus and Lebanon. It is found in leaf litter of shrubby or forested areas. It is common and has no major threats in most of its range, though in Lebanon it may face a threat from deforestation.
Gocmen, B., Kumlutas, Y. and Tosunoglu, M. 1996. A new subspecies, Ablepharus kitaibelii budaki n. ssp. from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Turkish Journal of Zoology 20: 397405
Database entry includes a range map and justification for why this species is of least concern
Poulakakis, N., Lymberakis, P., Tsigenopoulos, C.S., Magoulas, A. and Mylonas, M. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of snake-eyed skink Ablepharus kitaibelii . Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 245256.
Schmidtler, J.F. 1997. Die Ablepharus kitaibelii'' - Gruppe in Sud-Anatolien und benachbarten Gebieten . Herpetozoa 10(1/2):35-63