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Echis borkini CHERLIN, 1990

IUCN Red List - Echis borkini - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymEchis varius borkini CHERLIN 1990
Echis borkini — SCHÄTTI 2001
Echis borkini — POOK et al. 2009
Echis borkini — STÜMPEL & JOGER 2009
Echis borkini — DAVID & VOGEL 2010
Echis borkini — WALLACH et al. 2014: 254 
DistributionSW Arabia, W Yemen

Type locality: Lahej near Aden.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Medium and large size efs with a very widened mouth; The dorsal spots have a diagonal shape, they are narrow, strongly extended under the back. (Google translated from Czech translation from Russian by Jiří Hejduk, 2006) 

Synonymy: see E. pyramidum. 
EtymologyNamed after Russian herpetologist L.J. Borkin. 
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  • Cherlin, V.A. 1990. Taxonomic revision of the snake genus Echis (Viperidae). II. An analysis of taxonomy and description of new forms [in Russian]. Proc. Zool. Institute Leningrad 207: 193-223
  • David, P. & Vogel, G. 2010. Venomous Snakes of Europe, Northern, Central and Western Asia (TERRALOG 16) (English and German Edition). Edition Chimaira, Terralog 16, 160 pp. - get paper here
  • Phelps, T. 2010. Old World Vipers. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 558 pp. [critical review in Sauria 33 (3): 19 and HR 43: 503]
  • Pook, Catharine E.; Ulrich Joger, Nikolaus Stümpel, Wolfgang Wüster 2009. When continents collide: Phylogeny, historical biogeography and systematics of the medically important viper genus Echis (Squamata: Serpentes: Viperidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53 (3): 792-807 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - get paper here
  • Stümpel, Nikolaus; Ulrich Joger 2009. Recent advances in phylogeny and taxonomy of Near and Middle Eastern Vipers – an update. ZooKeys 31: 179-191 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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