On the Taxonomical Status of Steppe Viper from Foothills of the South Macroslope of the East Caucasus

S. B. Tuniyev, N. Orlov, B. Tuniyev, A. Kidov


The analysis of steppe vipers from different parts of the Caucasian Isthmus and from isolated part of the area in the foothills of southern macroslope of the East Caucasus showed the specific status of the latter that it made it possible to describe new species — Pelias shemakheninsis sp. nov.


steppe vipers; the Caucasus; Pelias shemakhensis sp. nov.; relative species

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2013-20-2-129-146


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