Prof. Yehudah L. Werner

COLLECTION-BASED PUBLICATIONS 1997-2009

Updated 5 January 2010

Including Hebrew items. With numbers to facilitate requests.

1997

259. Kark, S., I. Warburg and Y.L. Werner: Polymorphism in the snake Psammophis schokari on both sides of the desert edge in Israel and Sinai. Journal of Arid Environments 37: 513-527.

1998

261. Werner, Y.L.: The desert herpetofauna in and near Israel: a personal review of advances (1986-1997), with new data. IN: U. Fritz, F.J. Obst and B. Andreas (eds.) Contributions to a “Herpetologia arabica”, Faunistische Abhandlungen, Staatliches Museum f?r Tierkunde Dresden, 21 (Suppl.): 149-161.

268. Werner, Y.L.: First record of Eumeces taeniolatus (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) from Jordan. Zoology in the Middle East 16: 77-79.

1999

276. Werner, Y.L., N. Sivan, V. Kushnir-Bardugo and U. Motro: A statistical approach to variation in Cerastes (Ophidia: Viperidae), with the description of two endemic subspecies. Kaupia (Darmstadt) 8: 83-97.

277. Nathan, R. and Werner, Y.L.: Reptiles and breeding birds on Mt. Hermon: patterns of altitudinal distribution and species richness. Israel Journal of Zoology 45: 1-33.

279. Moravec, J., S. Baha El Din, H. Seligmann, N. Sivan and Y.L. Werner: Systematics and zoogeography of the Acanthodactylus pardalis group (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae) in Egypt and Israel. Zoology in the Middle East 17: 21-50.

280. Shifman, S., B. Shacham and Y.L. Werner: Tropiocolotes nattereri (Reptilia: Gekkonidae): comments on validity, variation and distribution. Zoology in the Middle East 17: 51-66.

2001

314. Werner, Y.L.: Minor directional asymmetry in reptiles: a minor personal review. Abstracts, 4th World Congress of Herpetology, Sri Lanka, 2001, pp. 129-130.

2002

298. Werner,Y.L. and P.G.Igic: The middle ear of gekkonoid lizards: interspecific variation of structure in relation to body size and to auditory sensitivity. Hearing Research 167: 33-45.

309. Segoli, M., T. Cohen and Y.L. Werner: A new lizard of the genus Mesalina from Mt. Sinai, Egypt. (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae). Faun. Abh. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden 23: 157-176.

2003

299. Seligmann, H., A. Beiles and Y.L. Werner: Avoiding injury and surviving injury: two coexisting evolutionary strategies in lizards. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 78: 307-324.

319. Seligmann, H., A. Beiles and Y.L. Werner: More injuries in left-footed individual lizards and Sphenodon. J. Zool., Lond. 260: 129-144.
322. Sivan, N. and Y.L. Werner: Revision of the Middle-Eastern peace snakes of theEirenis coronella group (Reptilia: Colubridae). Zoology in the Middle East 28: 39-59.

323. Seifan, T. and Y.L. Werner: A statistical look at the gecko’s eye. Proc. Zool. Soc. Isr.
2002 in Isr. J. Zool. 49: 86.

324. Sivan, N. and Y.L. Werner: Systematics of Middle-Eastern dwarf-snakes commonly assigned to Eirenis coronella. Proc. Zool. Soc. Isr. 2002 in Isr. J. Zool. 49: 88-89.

325. Werner, Y.L.: Novelties in the herpetofauna of Israel since 1985. Proc. Zool. Soc. Isr. 2002 in Isr. J. Zool. 49: 90-91.

2004

333. Werner, Y.L.: A new species of the Acanthodactylus pardalis group (Reptilia: Sauria:
Lacertidae) from Jordan. Zoology in the Middle East 32: 39-45.

2005

328. Almog, A., H. Bonen, K. Herman and Y.L. Werner: Subspeciation or none? The hardun in the Aegean (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae: Laudakia stellio). The Journal of Natural History 39: 567-586.

329. Werner, Y.L., S.D. Safford, M. Seifan and J.C. Saunders: Age effects and size effects in the ears of gekkonomorph lizards: Middle ear morphology, with evolutionary implications. The Anatomical Record, Part A, 283A: 212-223.

334. Gehr, D. and Y.L. Werner: Age effects and size effects in the ears of gekkonomorph lizards: Inner ear. Hearing Research 200: 38-50.

2006

340. Werner, Y.L. and T. Seifan: Eye size in geckos: asymmetry, allometry, sexual dimorphism, and behavioral correlates. Journal of Morphology, 267:1486–1500.

352. Werner, Y.L.: Retraction of Ptyodactylus Goldfuss from the fauna of Iran and its replacement by a new species of Asaccus Dixon and Anderson (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Hamadryad 30: 135-140.

354. Crochet, P.-A., Lymberakis, P. and Y.L. Werner: The type specimens of Laudakia stellio (Linnaeus) and its subspecies. Journal of Natural History, 40: 461-471.

358. Werner, Y.L., G. Babocsay, H. Carmely and M. Thuna: Micrelaps in the southern Levant: variation, sexual dimorphism, and a new species (Reptilia: Ophidia: Atractaspididae). Zoology in the Middle East 38: 29–48.

359. Lachman, E., H. Carmely and Y.L. Werner: Subspeciation befogged by the ‘Seligmann effect’: the case of Laudakia stellio (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae) in southern Sinai, Egypt. Journal of Natural History 40: 1259-1284.

375. Babocsay, G., B. Shacham and Y.L. Werner, Importance of collections in describing biodiversity: Four new reptiles and their conservational and medical implications. Magyar Biologiai Társaság, XXVI . Vándorgyülés, 2006, pp. 193-203 (Hungarian with English abstract).

379. Parham, J.F., O. Türkozan, B.L. Stuart, M. Arakelyan, S. Shafei, J.R. Macey, Y. L. Werner, and T.J. Papenfuss: Genetic evidence for premature taxonomic inflation in middle eastern tortoises. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 57: 955–964. [ Published without my knowledge. ]

2007

330. Grach, C., Y. Plesser and Y.L. Werner: A new, sibling, treefrog fromJerusalem(Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae). Journal of Natural History, 41: 709-728.

335. Razzetti, E., R. Faiman and Y.L. Werner: Directional asymmetry and correlation of tail injury with left-side dominance occur in Serpentes (Sauropsida). Zoomorphology 126:31–43. online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00435-007-0028-2

364. Seligmann, H., S.C. Anderson, K. Autumn, A. Bouskila, R. Saf, B. S. Tuniyev and Y.L. Werner: Analysis of the foraging mode of a nocturnal desert lizard Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Teratoscincus scincus) under varying moonlight. Zoology 110: 104- 117 (online, doi:10.1016/j.zool.2006.11.005).

369. Federman, R. and Y.L. Werner: Man-Made Environmental Changes affect the Boundary between Two Taxa of Laudakia (Reptilia: Agamidae). Journal of Zoology,London 273: 281–288.

374. Werner, Y.L.: Systematical interpretation of the geographical variation in the common hardun (Reptilia: Agamidae: Laudakia stellio). Hardun 7: 8-15. (in Hebrew; English abstract p. 110.)

378. Werner, Y.L.: Georg Haas, 1905-1981, a pillar of reptile research in the country. Hardun 7: 5-7 (in Hebrew; English abstract pp. 111-112.)
2008

367. Werner, Y.L.: The Vernacular Names of Micrelaps in Western Asia (Reptilia: Ophidia: Atractaspididae). Hamadryad, 32: 1-4.

368. Werner, Y.L., L.G. Montgomery, M. Seifan and J.C. Saunders: Effects of age and size in the ears of gekkotan lizards: Auditory sensitivity, its determinants, and new insights into tetrapod middle-ear function. Pflugers Archiv – European Journal of Physiology, 456: 951–967. (+Cover)

369. Federman, R. and Y.L. Werner 2007: Man-Made Environmental Changes affect the Boundary between Two Taxa of Laudakia (Reptilia: Agamidae).Journal of Zoology,London 273: 281–288.

371a. Baha el Din, S., Böhme, W., Corti, C., Crnobrnja Isailovic, J., Lymberakis, P., Marquez, R., Miaud, C., Slimani, T., Uנurta‏, I. and Werner, Y. 2008. The status and distribution of amphibians in the Mediterranean Basin. P. 113 in: Stuart, S.N., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Berridge, R.J., Ramani, P., and Young, B.E. (Eds.). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, in
association with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation
International and NatureServe, 758 pp. [Ask “Mike Hoffmann”m.hoffmann@conservation.org]

371b. Anthony, B., Arntzen, J.W., Baha El Din, S., Böhme, W., Cogălniceanu, D., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Crochet, P., Corti, C., Griffiths, R., Kaneko, Y., Kuzmin, S., Lau, M., Li, P., Lymberakis, P., Marquez, R., Papenfuss, T., Pleguezuelos, J., Rastegar, N., Schmidt, B., Slimani, T., Sparreboom, M., Uğurtaş, İ., Werner, Y., and Xie, F. 2008. Amphibians of the Palaearctic Realm. Pp.106-111 in: Stuart,
S.N., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Berridge, R.J., Ramani, P., and Young, B.E. (Eds.). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, in association with IUCN, Conservation International and NatureServe, 758 pp..

380. Seligmann, H., J. Moravec and Y.L. Werner: Morphological, functional and evolutionary aspects of tail autotomy and regeneration in the “living fossil” Sphenodon(Reptilia:Rhynchocephalia) . Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society, 93: 721–743.

386. Werner, Y.L.: Tales of Tails. Gekko 5(2): 6-18.

389p. Werner, Y.L. and G. Sion: The biogeographically heterogeneous herpetofauna ofIsrael (update 2008 for the 1988 survey area). Poster, First International Congress Documenting, Analysing and Managing Biodiversity in the Middle East, 20-23 October 2008, Aqaba, Jordan.
2009
 390. Seifan, M., A. Gilad, K. Klass and Y.L. Werner: Ontogenetically stable dimorphism in a lacertid lizard (Acanthodactylus boskianus), with tests of methodology and comments on life-history. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 97: 275–288.396. Grillitsch, H. and Y. L. Werner: The southern limit of Natrix natrix natrix in theLevant – a detective story. Herpetozoa, Wien; 22: 65-74.

397. Werner, Y.L.: How not to write in defense of threatened tortoises. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1: 471-473.

400. Werner, Y.L.: Book Review of Gruber, U. (2009): Die Schlangen Europas: Alle ArtenEuropas und des Mittelmeerraums. Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG,Stuttgart, Germany. Amphibia-Reptilia 30: 447-449.

404. Werner, Y.L. and Lior Ventura: Body size of males, females and hatchlings of common Israeli snakes of the former genus Coluber, sensu lato. Poster, Zoological Society of Israel, Haifa, 13 December 2009. (Abstract, submitted Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution.)

In Press ( * frozen in defunct outlet)

283. *Werner, Y.L.: Vocal communication in geckos: new facts and old problems. Proceedings Third Asian Herpetological Meeting, Almaty, September 1998, Russian Journal of Herpetology…*

284. *Werner, Y.L.: The zoogeography of the Viperidae of Israel. Proceedings Third Asian Herpetological Meeting, Almaty, September 1998, Russian Journal of Herpetology…*

285. *Werner, Y.L.: Snake polymorphism in a heterogeneous environment: an interim report from Israel. Proceedings Third Asian Herpetological Meeting, Almaty, September 1998, Russian Journal of Herpetology…*

286. *Seligmann, H., A. Beiles and Y.L. Werner: Morphogenesis and integration of body parts in Lacertidae. Proceedings Third Asian Herpetological Meeting, Almaty, September 1998, Russian Journal of Herpetology…*

Werner Y. L and. Ashkenazi, S. Notes on some Egyptian Lacertidae, including a new subspecies of Mesalina, involving the Seligmann effect. Turkish Journal of Zoology …