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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesDolichophis caspius caspius (GMELIN 1789)
Dolichophis caspius eiselti (ZINNER 1972) 
Common NamesG: Balkan-Springnatter, Kaspische Pfeilnatter 
SynonymColuber caspius GMELIN in LINNAEUS 1789
Coluber acontistes PALLAS 1814
Coluber thermalis PALLAS 1814
Coluber caspius — BERTHOLD 1840: 50
Coluber jugularis caspius — WÜTSCHERT 1984
Coluber jugularis caspius — NÖLLERT et al. 1986
Coluber caspius —SCHÄTTI & WILSON 1986
Hierophis caspius — SCHÄTTI 1988
Hierophis caspius — ENGELMANN 1993
Coluber jugularis caspius — JESSAT 1998
Coluber caspius — SZCZERBAK 2003
Coluber caspius — VAN DER VOORT 2004
Hierophis caspius — NAGY et al. 2004
Hierophis caspius — KUMLUTAS et al. 2004
Dolichophis caspius — NAGY et al. 2004
Coluber (s.l.) caspius — VENCHI & SINDACO 2006
Dolichophis caspius — NAGY 2010 (pers. comm.)
Dolichophis caspius — WALLACH et al. 2014: 241
Hierophis caspius — KLENINA 2015

Dolichophis caspius eiselti (ZINNER 1972)
Coluber caspius eiselti ZINNER 1972 
DistributionAlbania, Bulgaria, Greece (Syphnos, Lesbos, Limnos, Samothraki, Chios, Samos, Corfu = Corfou, Andros, Tinos etc.), Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Turkey,
Soviet Union: Moldova, S Ukraine, S Russia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Georgia,
Jordan [Werner 1988], Iran,
S Hungary (Szársomlyó mountains)

Type locality: “steppes of Jaiki, lower basin of the urals”
restricted by Mertens & Müller (1928) 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: None designated, present location unknown (fide V. Wallach, pers. comm.) 
CommentSynonymy partly after KHALIKOV & ANANJEVA (pers. comm.)

Type species: Coluber caspius GMELIN in LINNAEUS 1789 is the type species of the genus Dolichophis GISTEL 1868. 
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