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Daboia deserti (ANDERSON, 1892)

IUCN Red List - Daboia deserti - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesG: Saharaotter 
SynonymVipera lebetina var. deserti ANDERSON 1892: 20
Vipera lebetina deserti - SCHWARZ 1936
Vipera mauritanica deserti - KRAMER & SCHNURRENBERGER 1959
Vipera mauritanica deserti — SOCHUREK 1979
Vipera lebetina deserti — HARDING & WELCH 1980
Daboia lebetina deserti - OBST 1983
Vipera lebetina desertorum in MARINKELLE 1959:35
Vipera lebetina desertori — MARINKELLE 1962:15
Macrovipera deserti - HERRMANN, JOGER & NILSON 1992
Vipera mauritanica deserti — WELCH 1994: 123
Macrovipera deserti — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 383
Daboia deserti — LENK et al. 2001
Daboia deserti — PHELPS 2010
Macrovipera (Laidlawus) deserti — HOSER 2012 (preliminary)
Daboia deserti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 207 
DistributionS Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya

Type locality: "Duirat, South Tunisia." Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.18.28 
  • Anderson, J.A. 1892. On a small collection of Mammals, Reptiles, and Batrachians from Barbary. Proc. zool. Soc. London 1892: 3-24 - get paper here
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa/Giftschlangen Afrikas. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 15, 150 pp. - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H. W.; Joger,U. & Nilson,G. 1992. Phylogeny and systematics of viperine snakes. III.: Resurrection of the genus Macrovipera (REUSS, 1927) as suggested by biochemical evidence. Amphibia-Reptilia 13: 375-392 - get paper here
  • Hoser, R. 2012. A taxonomic revision of the Vipera palaestinae Werner, 1938 species group, with the creation of a new genus and a new subgenus. Australasian Journal of Herpetology 11: 53-55 - get paper here
  • Kramer, E. & H. SCHNURRENBERGER 1959. Zur Systematik Libyscher Schlangen. Mitt. Naturf. Gesells. Bern N.F. 17: 1-17
  • Lenk, P.; Kalyabina, S.; Wink, M.; Joger, U. 2001. Evolutionary relationships among the true vipers (Reptilia: Viperidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 19(1):94-104 - get paper here
  • Marinkelle 1959. Slangen van Noord-Afrika. Lacerta 17: 35-38 - get paper here
  • Marinkelle 1962. De slangen van Marokko, Algerie, Tunesie, en Lybie. Lacerta 21: 12-16 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Obst, F.J. 1983. Zur Kenntnis der Schlangengattung Vipera. Zool. Abh. staatl. Mus. Tierkunde Dresden 38: 229-235
  • Phelps, T. 2010. Old World Vipers. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 558 pp. [critical review in Sauria 33 (3): 19 and HR 43: 503]
  • Saint Girons, H. 1956. Les serpentes du Maroc. Var. sci. Rec. Soc. Sci. Nat. phys. Maroc, Rabat 8: 1-29
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Schwarz,E. 1936. Untersuchungen über Systematik und Verbreitung der europäischen und mediterranen Ottern. In: Die europäischen und mediterranen Ottern und ihre Gifte. Behringwerk-Mitteilungen 7: 159-362
  • Sochurek,E. 1979. Die Schlangen Nordafrikas. Mitt. Zool. Ges. Braunau 3 (8/9): 219-226
  • Spawls, S., Branch,B. 1995. The Dangerous Snakes of Africa. Blandford, London, 192 pp.
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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