A New Locality for Vipera (Pelias) kaznakovi Nikolsky, 1909 (Reptilia, Viperidae) in the North-Eastern Anatolia

Murat Afsar, Birgül Afsar


In this study, Vipera (Pelias) kaznakovi specimens collected from Camili Biosphere Reserve (Borçka, Artvin province Turkey) were investigated in terms of morphological characters. Information on morphological, ecological features and population status of this species in the Biosphere Reserve is given. Furthermore, the distribution range of Vipera (Pelias) kaznakovi has been extended in Turkey.


Vipera (Pelias) kaznakovi; taxonomy; morphology; distribution; Biosphere Reserve

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2009-16-2-155-158


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