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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesPlatyceps najadum atayevi (TUNIYEV & SHAMMAKOV 1993)
Platyceps najadum albitemporalis (DAREVSKY & ORLOV 1994)
Platyceps najadum dahlii (FITZINGER 1826)
Platyceps najadum kalymnensis (SCHNEIDER 1979)
Platyceps najadum najadum (EICHWALD 1831)
Platyceps najadum schmidtleri (SCHÄTTI & MCCARTHY 2001) 
Common NamesE: Slender Whip Snake, Dahl’s Whip Snake
G: Schlanknatter 
SynonymTyria najadum EICHWALD 1831: 174
Coluber najadum SCHMIDT 1939
Coluber najadum — SZCZERBAK 2003
Platyceps najadum — SCHÄTTI & MONSCH 2004
Platyceps najadum — KWET & TRAPP 2015
Platyceps najadum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 566

Platyceps najadum dahlii (FITZINGER 1826)
Tyria dahlii FITZINGER 1826
Coluber dahlii SCHINZ 1833
Psammophis Dahlii — SCHLEGEL 1837: 215
Zamenis Dahlii — DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 692
Zamenis dahlii — BOETTGER 1880: 153
Zamenis dahlii — BOULENGER 1893: 397
Zamenis dachli — WERNER 1903 (in error)
Zamenis dahlii — BOULENGER 1913
Coluber najadum dahlii — MERTENS & WERMUTH 1960
Haemorrhois najadum dahlii — WELCH 1983
Zamenis dahlii — VEITH 1991
Coluber najadum dahlii — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Platyceps najadum dahlii — SCHLÜTER 2006
Platyceps najadum dahlii — LANTERMANN & LANTERMANN 2016

Platyceps najadum albitemporalis (DAREVSKY & ORLOV 1994)
Coluber najadum albitemporalis DAREVSKY & ORLOV 1994
Platyceps najadum albitemporalis — SCHÄTTI et al. 2005

Platyceps najadum atayevi (TUNIYEV & SHAMMAKOV 1993)
Coluber atayevi TUNIYEV & SHAMMAKOV 1993
Platyceps atayevi — NAGY et al. 2004
Platyceps najadum atayevi — SCHÄTTI et al. 2005
Platyceps najadum atayevi — VENCHI & SINDACO 2006: 286
Platyceps atayevi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 564

Platyceps najadum schmidtleri (SCHÄTTI & MCCARTHY 2001)
Coluber schmidtleri SCHÄTTI & MCCARTHY 2001
Platyceps najadum schmidtleri — SCHÄTTI et al. 2005
Platyceps schmidtleri — BÖHME 2010: 105
Platyceps schmidtleri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 556 
Distributioncoastal Croatia (incl. island of Krk, Pag), Hercegovina,
Monte Negro, Macedonia, Albania, Greece (Limnos, Lesbos, Chios, Samos), Bulgaria, Turkey, Cyprus,
Soviet Union (Caucasus), S Russia, Armenia, Republic of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Iraq

atayevi: Turkmenistan (Kopet-Dag Mountains), probably Iran.

dahli: Croatia, Montenegro, Bulgaria (etc.), Greece (incl. Corfu = Corfou, Samos), Lebanon

kalymnensis: Kalymnos

schmidtleri: Iran (Zagros Mountains)

Type locality: Baku, Azerbaijan 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: not designated, location unknown (Wallach et al. 2014: 566) 
CommentSynonymy: Coluber atayevi has been synonymized with C. najadum by TOKAR et al. (1995). Coluber najadum kalymnensis is a melanistic variety and therefore of questionable validity.

Distribution: Older records from Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon may be in fact P. collaris. See also map in SCHÄTTI et al. 2014: 375. 
EtymologyPlatyceps najadum schmidtleri has been named after Josef F. Schmidtler (1942-), German naturalist. 
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