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Echis jogeri CHERLIN, 1990

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Joger's Saw-scaled Viper 
SynonymEchis (Toxicoa) jogeri CHERLIN 1990
Echis jogeri — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 379
Echis jogeri — DOBIEY & VOGEL 2007
Echis jogeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 255 
DistributionW/C Mali, E Senegal, Guinea (Conakry)

Type locality: Mali, 3 km of [from] Tombuktu [= Timbuktu], probably in error (Trape & Mané 2006)  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1993.0144 (formerly MNHN-RA A0144), female. Paratypes: ZFMK 20252 (note that the original description does not list any paratype, but should be regarded as paratypes fide Böhme 2014). 

Distribution: see map in Trape 2018: 31 (Fig. 15).

Not listed by WELCH 1994.

Synonymy: Maybe synonymous with E. leucogaster (fide G. Nilson in MCDIARMID et al. 1999) or E. ocellatus (Chippaux & Jackson 2019).

The holotype of Echis jogeri from Timbuktu is a female with 132 ventrals, not 123 as erroneously mentioned in its original description (TRAPE & BALDÉ 2014)

Diet: Echis jogeri feeds mostly on centipedes (in 95 % of 302 studied specimens from Senegal, fide Mané & Trape 2019). 
EtymologyNamed after Ulrich Joger, German herpetologist and Director, Staatlisches Naturhistorisches Museum, Braunschweig, and formerly at the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt. 
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  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Cherlin V A; Borkin L J 1990. Taxonomic revision of the snake genus Echis (Viperidae). 1. An analysis of the history of study and synonymy. TRUDY ZOOLOGICHESKOGO INSTITUTA 207: 175-192, 234.
  • 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
  • Chippaux, Jean-Philippe & Kate Jackson 2019. Snakes of Central and Western Africa. Johns Hopkins University Press, 448 pp. [detaileld review in HR 51 (1): 161] - get paper here
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa - Giftschlangen Afrikas. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 15, 150 pp. - get paper here
  • MANÉ, Youssouph & Jean-François TRAPE 2019. Le régime alimentaire des vipères du Sénégal. Bull. Soc. Herp. France (2019) 170 : 49-83
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Monasterio, Camila 2016. The herpetofauna of the Dindefelo Natural Community Reserve, Senegal. Herpetology Notes 9: 1-6 - 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
  • Trape, J.-F. 2018. Partition d’Echis ocellatus Stemmler, 1970 (Squamata, Viperidae), avec la description d’une espèce nouvelle. Bull. Soc. Herp. France 167: 13-34 - get paper here
  • TRAPE, JEAN-FRANÇOIS & CELLOU BALDÉ 2014. A checklist of the snake fauna of Guinea, with taxonomic changes in the genera Philothamnus and Dipsadoboa (Colubridae) and a comparison with the snake fauna of some other West African countries. Zootaxa 3900 (3): 301–338 - get paper here
  • Trape, Jean-François & Youssouph Mané 2017. The snakes of Mali. Bonn zoological Bulletin 66 (2): 107–133 - 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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