C. M. Kosemen

C. M. Kosemen




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Specimen collection



I regularly collect Anatolian invertebrates for museum collections.
I do not enjoy killing specimens, so most of my collections consist of snails.
Below is a partial list of the specimens I submitted to museums around the world.

    Specimen(s) Date and location collected Accepting institution Remarks
  1. Discus rotundatus July 2010, Garipçe, Istanbul, Turkey (with Aydın Örstan) Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Penssylvania, USA. Second record from Turkey
  2. Cecilioides sp. September 2017, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey Naturhistorisches Museum Bern, Switzerland Rare specimen
  3. Cecilioides sp. April 2018, Çıralı, Antalya, Turkey Naturhistorisches Museum Bern, Switzerland Rare specimen
  4. Chondrus tournefortianus May 2018, Dutluca, Eskişehir, Turkey Naturhistorisches Museum Bern, Switzerland -
  5. Chondrus zebra May 2018, Dutluca, Eskişehir, Turkey Naturhistorisches Museum Bern, Switzerland Crossover specimens between subspecies C. z. zebra and C. z. tantalus
  6. Spiniphora maculata January 2019, Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, Netherlands Second observation, first specimen from Turkey



The study of Anatolian land snails is one of my favourite scientific hobbies.
Below is a table of locations where I collected snail shells.
Last updated in June 2019.

Latitude Longitude Location Name
41.04177533 29.00298779 ISTANBUL BESIKTAS AKARETLER URBAN GARDENS
41.01471788 29.04499823 ISTANBUL VALIDEBAG PARK
41.08674508 29.05563365 ISTANBUL RUMELIHISARI CASTLE
41.22395122 29.21705678 ISTANBUL RIVA CASTLE AND SURROUNDINGS
41.31047367 28.28531666 ISTANBUL GUMUSPINAR VILLAGE CEMETERY
40.86693097 29.11997264 ISTANBUL BUYUKADA HILLTOP
40.98296852 29.02387962 ISTANBUL MODA URBAN GARDENS
41.03503386 29.03236313 ISTANBUL KUZGUNCUK GREEK CEMETERY
41.06757553 29.04151413 ISTANBUL ARNAVUTKOY OLD WALL
41.06285327 29.03493169 ISTANBUL KURUCESME ARMENIAN CEMETERY
41.07158621 29.02618056 ISTANBUL ULUS URBAN GARDENS
41.07488899 29.02571667 ISTANBUL ULUS ROADSIDE DITCH AND FIELD
41.068762 29.0185846 ISTANBUL LEVENT ZORLU CENTRE LAND PLOT
41.02785288 28.97689167 ISTANBUL GALATA CLEARING IN OLD CITY
40.98064306 29.02050332 ISTANBUL MODA SEASHORE PARK
41.06482727 28.98834591 ISTANBUL SISLI ITALIAN JEWISH CEMETERY
41.02815565 28.98290556 ISTANBUL CIHANGIR SLOPE AND RUINS
40.13366676 29.40125556 BURSA INEGOL ROADSIDE
41.58274255 28.14762204 TEKIRDAG CAMLIKOY BEACH
41.63413614 28.08451636 KIRKLARELI H. NIKOLA MONASTERY
39.56915821 30.61316658 ESKISEHIR SARAYOREN CEMETERY
39.76310779 30.17306687 ESKISEHIR ROADSIDE
39.77662249 30.04623479 ESKISEHIR YURUKYAYLA PLATEAU
37.27930209 27.58478414 BODRUM IASSOS
37.06133701 27.2648812 BODRUM GUMUSLUK KAYAKOY
37.02807668 27.37601442 BODRUM BITEZ YALIHAN HOTEL GARDEN
37.0338646 27.3821477 BODRUM BITEZ GARDEN
37.06224135 27.59899539 BODRUM KARANLIK CEMETERY
37.11880044 27.29769685 BODRUM YALIKAVAK
37.142625 27.278972 BODRUM YALIKAVAK ÇATAL ADA ISLET
37.1281861 27.2975278 BODRUM YALIKAVAK KIZIL ADA ISLET
37.04156437 27.26111992 BODRUM UPPER GUMUSLUK ROADSIDE
37.00552563 27.79066775 BODRUM COKERTME COAST
37.02158065 27.442025 BODRUM TOWN SEASHORE SLOPE
36.76738687 28.63651663 MUGLA DALYAN SAHINTEPE
36.44022592 28.22617072 GREECE RHODES CITY WALLS
39.90791261 32.86267935 ANKARA CANKAYA URBAN GARDENS
39.93569315 32.85953482 ANKARA OLD TOWN
36.41905928 30.48311877 ANTALYA CIRALI BEACH
36.21951139 30.40856745 ANTALYA GELIDONYA LIGHTHOUSE
36.40659753 30.47408601 ANTALYA CIRALI ROCKY HILL
38.41435843 27.14560278 IZMIR KADIFEKALE
37.94134673 27.42948655 IZMIR SIRINCE WATER RESERVOIR
36.59019454 36.18307778 HATAY ISKENDERUN URBAN SEASHORE
32.6999015 34.98456128 ISRAEL EIN HOD
32.19368337 34.80712228 ISRAEL APOLLONIA
37.1779632 40.9486508 MARDIN DARA
37.16734708 41.41017947 MARDIN MOR AWGEN MONASTERY COUNTRYSIDE

 

Below is a list of published scientific articles I have contributed to:

A Novel Form of Crypsis in Mediodactylus Kotschyi in Antalya, Turkey
December 2017, by C. M. Kosemen, on Sauria
Scientific ‘short note’ article in the German herpetological journal Sauria, outlining hitherto-undocumented camouflaging behaviour on a species of Mediterranean gecko.

New Records of Two Lacertid Species and the Occurrence of Anguis fragilis from Ankara Province
July 2016, with Bayram Göçmen, M. Anıl Oguz and Mert Karış, on the Southwestern Journal of Horticulture, Biology and Environment
Herpetological article I helped write and copy-edit, about the observation of three reptile species from Turkey’s Ankara province.

A Survey of the Land Snails of Garipce, Istanbul, Turkey
April 2014, with Aydın Örstan, on Triton
Article on the diversity of snails in a northern suburb of Istanbul. This area was slated for the construction of a new bridge and highway. Originally published in Triton, the Israeli journal of snail studies. 

Land Snails of the Ottoman Fort at Rumelifeneri, Istanbul, Turkey
September 2011, with Aydın Örstan, on Triton
This is a report of a survey of the snail species from a historic location in Istanbul. We collected a rare species of snail for the second time in Turkey. Originally published in Triton, the Israeli journal of snail studies.

Graves and Snails: Biodiversity Conservation in an Old Cemetery in Istanbul, Turkey
March 2009, with Aydın Örstan, on Triton
Article about the diversity of snail species in an old Jewish cemetery in Istanbul. We recovered some rare species, indicating that old cemeteries may act as “islands of diversity” in an urban ecosystem. Originally published in Triton, the Israeli journal of snail studies.

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