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Montivipera kuhrangica RAJABIZADEH, NILSON & KAMI, 2011

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesKuhrang mountain viper 
SynonymMontivipera kuhrangica RAJABIZADEH, NILSON & KAMI 2011
Montivipera kuhrangica — WALLACH et al. 2014: 458
Montivipera kuhrangica — BEHROOZ et al. 2018 
DistributionIran (Chaharmahal, Bakhtiari: central Zagros mountains)

Type locality: Tulip valley (Darreye Lale or Dashte Lale) (32°36’ N 50°11’ E), 8 km north east of Chelgerd village, Kuhrang region, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province (the province is located in highest part of central Zagros mountains), Iran, elevation 2490 m.  
Reproduction(ovo-) viparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZMGU 2203, Male 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Behrooz, Roozbeh; Mohammad Kaboli, Véronique Arnal, Masoud Nazarizadeh, Atefeh Asadi, Amin Salmanian, Mohsen Ahmadi, Claudine Montgelard; 2018. Conservation Below The Species Level: Suitable Evolutionarily Significant Units Among Mountain Vipers (The Montivipera Raddei Complex) in Iran Journal of Heredity, esy005, - get paper here
  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Phelps, T. 2010. Old World Vipers. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 558 pp. [critical review in Sauria 33 (3): 19 and HR 43: 503]
  • Rajabizadeh, M. 2017. Snakes of Iran. [in Farsi] Tehran: Iranshenasi, 496 pp. - get paper here
  • Rajabizadeh, Mahdi 2013. Biodiversity of the snakes in northern and western mountains of Iran, with special emphasis on biodiversity in colubroids. Thesis, U Gent, VI + 227 pp. - get paper here
  • Rajabizadeh, Mehdi; Göran Nilson, and Haji Gholi Kami 2011. A New Species of Mountain Viper (Ophidia: Viperidae) from the Central Zagros Mountains, Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (3): 235 – 240 - get paper here
  • Stümpel, Nikolaus; Mehdi Rajabizadeh, Aziz Avcı, Wolfgang Wüster, Ulrich Joger 2016. Phylogeny and diversification of mountain vipers (Montivipera, Nilson et al. 2001) triggered by multiple Plio-Pleistocene refugia and high-mountain topography in the Near and Middle East Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.04.025 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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