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"Vipera darevskii"

Vipera darevskii. (2009, November 28). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:54, January 27, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vipera_darevskii&oldid=328422952

Vipera darevskii is a venomous viper species found in Armenia and Turkey and possibly also in Georgia.[2] No subspecies are currently recognized.[3]

The reported maximum length for females is 42.1 cm. The largest male was 25.8 cm.[2]

The southeastern Dzavachet Mountains in Armenia and adjacent areas in Georgia. Recentrly also described from the east of the Artvin Province of Turkey. The type locality given is "Mount Legli, Mokrye mountains, Gukasyanskii region, Armenia."[1]

This species is classified as Critically Endangered (CR) according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species with the following criteria: C2b (v2.3, 1994).[4] This indicates that the population estimated to number less than 250 mature individuals and that a continuing decline has been observed, projected, or inferred, in the numbers of mature individuals, and that all individuals are in a single subpopulation. Year assessed: 1996.[5]

Vipera darevskii. (2009, November 28). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:54, January 27, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vipera_darevskii&oldid=328422952

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