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Re: venomous snakes in Turkey


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Posted by Alexander Westerström on October 11, 1999 at 08:11:11:

In Reply to: venomous snakes in Turkey posted by Lynwood Fiedler on August 26, 1999 at 12:13:41:

: What venomous snakes may be found in Turkey?

In Turkey the following taxa may be encountered:

European part: Vipera ammodytes meridionalis, Vipera ammodytes montandoni, Vipera xanthina.

Asian part:

-Vipera albizona
-Vipera barani
-Vipera bulgardaghica
-Vipera (ursinii) eriwanensis
-Vipera kaznakovi
-Vipera pontica
-Vipera raddei
-Vipera raddei kurdistanica
-Vipera (ammodytes) transcaucasiana
-Vipera wagneri
-Vipera xanthina

(-Macrovipera lebetina lebetina)? Around Adana
-Macrovipera lebetina "euphratica"
-Macrovipera lebetina obtusa

Possible species occuring in Turkey:

-Vipera palestinae
-Vipera darevskii
-Pseudocerastes persicus
-Echis (carinatus) pyramidium (Most unlikely)

Hope this helps,

Best regards

Alexander Westerström




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