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Vipera barani BÖHME & JOGER, 1983

IUCN Red List - Vipera barani - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (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.
 
Reproductionviviparous 
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
  • Göçmen, Bayram; Konrad Mebert, Mert Karış 2015. New distributional data on Vipera (berus) barani from western and northeastern anatolia. Herpetology Notes 8: 609-615 - 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.
  • Mebert, Konrad; Nasit Igci, Bayram Göçmen & Sylvain Ursenbacher 2014. Vipern der Nordost-Türkei: Genfluss und Umweltfaktoren zwischen den Taxa des Vipera-barani-kaznakovi-darevskii-Komplexes. Terraria Elaphe 2014 (5): 58-67 - get paper here
  • 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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