Identification of Some Eurasian Species of Elaphe (Colubridae, Serpentes) on the Basis of Vertebrae

Viatcheslav Yu. Ratnikov


The description of trunk vertebrae of eight species of the genus Elaphe is given. These are: Elaphe climacophora, Elaphe dione, Elaphe longissima, Elaphe quatuorlineata, Elaphe rufodorsata, Elaphe schrencki, Elaphe situla, Elaphe taeniura.


snakes (Colubrinae, Elaphe); Eurasia (former USSR); osteology; trunk vertebrae

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