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Eirenis hakkariensis SCHMIDTLER & EISELT, 1991

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesG: Hakkari-Zwergnatter 
SynonymEirenis hakkariensis SCHMIDTLER & EISELT 1991
Eirenis (Pediophis) thospitis hakkariensis — NAGY et al. 2004
Eirenis hakkariensis — MAHLOW et al. 2013 
DistributionTurkey (eastern Taurus: South of Lake Van, Anatolia).

Type locality: “oberhalb Hakkâri-Stadt, 1900 m ü. M.“.  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 3/1991, paratypes: ZSM, NMP P6V, according to Franzen & Glaw (2007) 
CommentSynonymy: Wallach et al. 2014 list this species as synonym of Eirenis thospitis, citing SCHMIDTLER & EISELT 1991 as source (!?). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Mahlow, Kristin; Frank Tillack, Josef Friedrich Schmidtler & Johannes Müller 2013. An annotated checklist, description and key to the dwarf snakes of the genus Eirenis Jan, 1863 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae), with special emphasis on the dentition. Vertebrate Zoology 63 (1): 41–85 - get paper here
  • Mlíkovský, Jiří; Petr Benda, Jiří Moravec & Radek Šanda 2011. Type specimens of recent vertebrates in the collections of the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Journal of the National Museum (Prague), Natural History Series 180 (10): 133-164
  • Nagy, Z.T., J.F. Schmidtler, U. Joger & M. Wink 2003. Systematik der Zwergnattern (Reptilia: Colubridae: Eirenis) und verwandter Gruppen anhand von DNA-Sequenzen und morphologischen Daten Salamandra 39 (3-4): 149-168 - get paper here
  • Schätti B. & Monsch, P. 2004. Systematics and phylogenetic relationships of Whip snakes (Hierophis Fitzinger) and Zamenis andreana Werner 1917 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubrinae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 111 (2): 239-256 - get paper here
  • Schmidtler,J.F. & EISELT,J. 1991. Zur Verbreitung und Systematik ostanatolischer Zwergnattern; mit Beschreibung von Eirenis hakkariensis n.sp. (Serpentes: Colubridae). Salamandra 27 (3): 215-227 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Alberto Venchi, Giuseppe M. Carpaneto, Marco A. Bologna 2000. The Reptiles of Anatolia: a Checklist and Zoogeographical analysis. Biogeographia, 21-2000: 441-554.
  • Valencia, J. H., K. Garzón-Tello & M. E. Barragán-Paladines 2016. Serpientes venenosas del Ecuador: sistemática, taxonomía, historia natural, conservación, envenenamiento y aspectos antropológicos. Quito, Ecuador, Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Universidad de Texas, Fondo Ambiental Nacional, 652 pp. [review in HR 49 (1): 152, 2018]
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