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Vipera lotievi NILSON, TUNIYEV, ORLOV, HOGGREN & ANDREN, 1995

IUCN Red List - Vipera lotievi - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymVipera lotievi NILSON et al. 1995
Vipera berus — (fide KHALIKOV, pers. comm.)
Vipera ursini renardi — (fide KHALIKOV, pers. comm.)
Vipera (Pelias) lotievi — NILSON et al. 1999: 103
Vipera lotievi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 406
Vipera renardi lotievi — DELY & JOGER 2005 
DistributionRussia (northern slope of Caucasus)

Type locality: S Russia (N Caucasus), Georgia 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: ZIL 20309. 
CommentVenomous! 
References
  • Mallow, D. Ludwig, D. & Nilson, G. 2003. True Vipers: Natural History and Toxinology of Old World Vipers. Krieger, Malabar, Florida, 410 pp. [review in HR 35: 200, Reptilia 35: 74]
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Nilson G; Tuniyev B S; Orlov N; Hoggren M; Andren C 1995. Systematics of the vipers of the Caucasus: Polymorphism or sibling species?. Asiatic Herpetological Research 6: 1-16 - get paper here
  • Nilson,G.; TUNIYEV,B.; ANDRÉN,C. & ORLOV,N. 1999. Vipers of Caucasus: Taxonomic considerations. Kaupia (Darmstadt) (8): 103-106
  • Phelps, T. 2010. Old World Vipers. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 558 pp. [critical review in Sauria 33 (3): 19 and HR 43: 503]
  • Tuniyev, B.; Nilson, G. & Andrén, C. 2010. A new species of viper (Reptilia, Viperidae) from the Altay and Saur Mountains, Kazakhstan. Russian Journal of Herpetology 17 (2): 110-120 - get paper here
  • Tuniyev, S. B.; N. Orlov, B. Tuniyev, A. Kidov 2013. On the Taxonomical Status of Steppe Viper from Foothills of the South Macroslope of the East Caucasus Russ. J. Herpetol. 20 (2): 129-146 - get paper here
 
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