The Systematic Position of the Slender Racer Coluber najadum (Eichwald) from South-East Azerbaijan, and Some Remarks on the Herpetological Fauna of This Region

Ilya S. Darevsky, Nikolai L. Orlov

Abstract


A new subspecies Coluber najadum albitemporalis ssp. nov. from the maritime lowland of South-East Azerbaijan is described. It differs from the other Coluber najadum subspecies and the related Coluber species in having two bright milky-white spots in the temporary area just behind the head. The existence of endemic forms among South-East Azerbaijan and some other amphibia and reptiles is discussed.

Keywords


Reptilia; Serpentes; Colubridae; Coluber najadum albitemporalis; Azerbaijan; taxonomy; endemics

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