About Type Locality and Finds of Darevsky’s Viper [Pelias darevskii (Vedmederja, Orlov et Tuniyev, 1986), Reptilia: Viperinae] in Georgia

Sako B. Tuniyev, G. Iremashvili, B. de las Heras, B. Tuniyev


The paper discusses the findings of Pelias darevskii (Vedmederja, Orlov et Tuniyev, 1986) on the territory of South Georgia (Javakheti Ridge and Erusheti Mountains and Akhaltsihe Highland). Comparative analysis of edafotops, an altitudinal spread, list of flora and vegetation in the Darevsky’s viper biotopes in Georgia, Armenia and Turkey was done. It is suggested a broader area of the species in these countries, refined the type locality of Darevsky’s viper and considered the cause of the misunderstanding.


Georgia; Dzhavakhetskiy Ridge; Erusheti Highland; Pelias darevskii; type locality

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2014-21-4-281-290


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