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Vipera barani BÖHME & JOGER, 1983

IUCN Red List - Vipera barani - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Turkish Viper
G: Barans Otter  
SynonymVipera barani BÖHME & JOGER 1983
Vipera barani — WELCH 1994: 121
Vipera barani — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 397
Vipera (Pelias) barani — VENCHI & SINDACO 2006
Pelias barani — WALLACH et al. 2014: 541 
DistributionNW Turkey

Type locality: ca. 60 km N Adapazari, Turkey. 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.
 
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 35444 
CommentVenomous!

JOGER et al. (2007) found that bosniensis, nikolskii, barani, sachalinensis nested within various populations of V. berus. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Ibrahim Baran, Turkish herpetologist. 
References
  • Arıkan, H., Göçmen, B., Kumlutaş, Y., Alpagut-Keskin, N., Ilgaz, Ç & Yıldız, M.Z. 2008. Electrophoretic characterisation of the venom samples obtained from various Anatolian snakes (Serpentes: Colubridae, Viperidae, Elapidae). North-Western Journal of Zoology 4 (1): 16-28 - get paper here
  • Baran, I., U. Joger, B. Kutrup & O. Türkozan 2001. On new specimens of Vipera barani Böhme & Joger, 1983, from northeastern Anatolia, and implications for the validity of Vipera pontica Billing, Nilson & Sattler, 1990 (Reptilia, Viperidae). Zoology in the Middle East 23:47 - get paper here
  • Billing H; Nilson G; Sattler U 1990. Vipera pontica sp. n., a new viper species in the kaznakovi group (Reptilia, Viperidae) from northeastern Turkey and adjacent Transcaucasia. Zoologica Scripta 19 (2): 227-231
  • Böhme W; Joger U 1984. Eine neue Art des Vipera berus-Komplexes aus der Turkei. Amphibia-Reptilia 4 (2-4) 1983: 265-271 - get paper here
  • Franzen, M. & U. Heckes 2000. Vipera barani Böhme & Joger, 1983 aus dem östlichen Pontus-Gebirge, Türkei: Differentialmerkmale, Verbreitung, Habitate (Reptilia, Serpentes, Viperidae). Spixiana 23 (1): 61-70 - get paper here
  • Garrigues, Thomas; Catherine Dauga; Elisabeth Ferquel; Valérie Choumet and Anna-Bella Failloux 2005. Molecular phylogeny of Vipera Laurenti, 1768 and the related genera Macrovipera (Reuss, 1927) and Daboia (Gray, 1842), with comments about neurotoxic Vipera aspis aspis populations . Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution <br />Volume 35 (1): 35-47 - get paper here
  • Joger, U.; Fritz, U.; Guicking, D.; Kalyabina-Hauf, S.; Nagy, Z.T. & Wink, M. 2007. Phylogeography of western Palaearctic reptiles – Spatial and temporal speciation patterns. Zoologischer Anzeiger 246: 293–313 - get paper here
  • Joger,U., Lenk,P., Baran,I., Böhme,W., Ziegler,T., Heidrich,P. & M. Wink 1997. The phylogenetic position of Vipera barani and of Vipera nikolskii within the Vipera berus complex. In: Böhme,W. Bisschoff,W. & T. Ziegler (eds.) Herpetologia Bonnensis. Bonn: 185-194. - get paper here
  • KUMLUTAS, Y. & SÖZEN, M. & ILGAZ, Ç. 2012. New record of the rare Vipera barani BÖHME & JOGER, 1983 [Short Note]. Herpetozoa 25 (3/4): 183-188 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Nilson, G., Andren, C., & Flärdh, B. 1988. Die Vipern der Türkei. Salamandra 24 (4): 215-247.
  • Phelps, T. 2010. Old World Vipers. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 558 pp. [critical review in Sauria 33 (3): 19 and HR 43: 503]
  • Venchi, Alberto and Roberto Sindaco 2006. Annotated checklist of the reptiles of the Mediterranean countries, with keys to species identification. Part 2 -Snakes (Reptilia, Serpentes). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "G. Doria", Genova, XCVIII: 259-364
 
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