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PATMOS
Plants and Animals

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Plants and Animals

Plants

Tamarisk, PatmosTamarisk, PatmosPhoto: Xemenendura CC 3.0 no changes made

Almost the entire island is covered with grass, shrubs (including heather, and the indigenous astivida) and a number of small and large tree species such as pines, arbutus, cypresses, eucalyptus, tamarisks, mastic trees and fruit trees such as pomegranates.

Animals

European Tjitjak, PatmosEuropean Tjitjak, PatmosPhoto: Gailhampshire CC 2.0 no changes made

As on many other Greek islands, the herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) is prominent on Patmos, including the Eurasian adder, European tjitjak (also Turkish house gecko, European house gecko or common house gecko), snake-eyed lizard, harpoon, arrowhead snake (one of the longest European snakes, approx. 250 cm) and slender wrathful snake (one of the smallest European snakes, approx. 100 cm).

Eleonora's Falcon, PatmosEleonora's Falcon, PatmosPhoto: Charles J Sharp CC 4.0 no changes made

Other animal species on Patmos include the Eastern Firefly and Eleonora's falcon.


Sources

Wikipedia

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated April 2024
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