Vipera shemakhensis (TUNIYEV, ORLOV, TUNIYEV & KIDOV, 2013)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Vipera shemakhensis?
|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Viperinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Pelias shemakhensis TUNIYEV, ORLOV, TUNIYEV & KIDOV 2013|
Pelias shemakhensis — TUNIYEV 2016
Type locality: Vicinity of Shemakhan (= Shemakha, north-eastern Azerbaijan
|Types||Holotype: 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 ).|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Small viper, different from other species by minimal number of wings in zigzag (54.8), by the presence of specimens with unique combination from four canthal shields under the absence of apicals. Brown cervical zigzag with small wings is located on the dirty- white back. On each side of body dark shallow patches are located chequer wise in 2 – 3 rows, unlike one row of large dark patches mainly typical for other representa- tives of “ursinii” complex in the Caucasian Isthmus.|
|Etymology||named after the type locality, the town and district of Shemakha.|
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