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Vipera latastei BOSCA, 1878

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
SubspeciesVipera latastei latastei BOSCA 1878
Vipera latastei gaditana SAINT GIRONS, 1977 
Common NamesE: Lataste’s Viper
G: Stülpnasenotter 
SynonymVipera latasti BOSCA 1878: 121
Vipera latastei — BOSCA 1879: 30 (justified emendation)
Vipera latastii — BOULENGER 1913
Vipera latasti — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Vipera latastei — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 405
Vipera (Vipera) latastei — VENCHI & SINDACO 2006

Vipera latasti latastei BOSCA 1878
Vipera latasti latasti — MALKMUS 1982
Vipera (Rhinaspis) latasti latasti OBST 1983
Vipera latastei latastei — WELCH 1994: 121
Vipera latastei latastei — SCHWEIGER 2009

Vipera latastei gaditana SAINT GIRONS 1977
Vipera latasti gaditana SAINT GIRONS 1977
Vipera (Rhinaspis) latasti gaditana OBST 1983
Vipera latastei gaditana — WELCH 1994: 121
Vipera latastei gaditana — MALKMUS 1995
Vipera latastei gaditana — SCHWEIGER 2009
Vipera latastei gaditana — WIRTH 2010
Vipera latastei gaditana — WEIMA 2013 
DistributionN Morocco, N Algeria, N Tunisia, Portugal, Spain

latastei: Spain, N Portugal; Type locality: “ciudad real” emended to “Valencia, Spanien” (Valencia, spain) by MERTENS & MÜLLER (1928: 52).

gaditana: S Portugal, SW Spain, N Morocco, Algeria, NW Tunisia 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.
 
TypesSyntype(s): BMNH 1946.1.21.5 (formerly BMNH 1920.1.20.252) is one of the syntypes. 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyEtymology: Named after Fernand Lataste, a French naturalist. 
References
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