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Platyceps collaris (MÜLLER, 1878)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesG: Rötliche Zornnatter
E: Collared Dwarf Racer
G: Halsband-Zwergnatter 
SynonymZamenis dahlii collaris MÜLLER 1878
Zamenis dahlii rubriceps VENZMER 1919
Coluber najadum rubriceps — MERTENS 1940
Coluber rubriceps — BARAN 1976
Coluber rubriceps thracius REHÁK 1985
Coluber rubriceps —SCHÄTTI & WILSON 1986
Coluber rubriceps — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Coluber rubriceps — SINDACO et al. 2000
Coluber rubriceps — DISI et al. 2001: 271
Coluber collaris — SCHÄTTI, BARAN & MAUNOIR 2001
Platyceps collaris — SCHÄTTI & MONSCH 2004
Platyceps collaris — SCHLÜTER 2006
Platyceps collaris — VENCHI & SINDACO 2006
Coluber rubriceps — AL-QURAN 2009
Coluber rubriceps — DAMHOUREYEH et al. 2009
Platyceps collaris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 564 
DistributionBulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Israel, Jordan

Bulgaria, E Turkey (Adiyaman Province etc.), Iraq, W Iran, S USSR (between Black and Caspian Seas), Lebanon,
Dagestan (S Russia), SE Georgia, Azerbaijan

rubriceps: Jordan

Type locality: Bechebermak, near Caspian Sea. 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 
TypesHolotype: DZCHU; Paratypes in ZFMK and DZCHU [rubriceps thracius] 
CommentApparently not listed in the Zoological Record of 1919-1920.

Picture in Winden et al. (1997).

Distribution: not in Armenia fide Jeff Ettling (pers. comm., 2 April 2015).

Synonymy partly after Aziz Avci (pers. comm., and SCHÄTTI et al. 2001). 
References
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