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Vipera shemakhensis (TUNIYEV, ORLOV, TUNIYEV & KIDOV, 2013)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPelias shemakhensis TUNIYEV, ORLOV, TUNIYEV & KIDOV 2013
Pelias shemakhensis — TUNIYEV 2016 
DistributionNE Azerbaijan

Type locality: Vicinity of Shemakhan (= Shemakha, north-eastern Azerbaijan  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZISP 21720, Herpetological collection of Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, 25.04.1972, Coll. E. A. Erukh (Fig. 11a, b ). 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after the type locality, the town and district of Shemakha. 
References
  • Tuniyev B.S. 2016. Rare species of shield-head vipers in the Caucasus. Nature Conservation Research 1 (3): 11–25 - 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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