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Brief Summary

Comprehensive Description

    Vipera lotievi
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    Common names: Caucasian meadow viper.[3]

    Vipera lotievi is a venomous viper species endemic to Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. No subspecies are currently recognized.[4]

    Etymology

    The specific name, lotievi, is in honor of K. Lotiev who collected the holotype and some of the paratypes.[5]

    Description

    V. lotievi may grow to a maximum total length (including tail) of 60 cm (24 in).[3]

    Geographic range

    V. lotievi is found in the higher range of the Big Caucasus mountain range in Russia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.

    The type locality is listed as "Armkhi, Checheno-Ingushetia, Russia, below Mt. Stolovaya, 2000 m altitude"[1] [Armkhi, Respublika Ingushetiya, Russia,[6] 6,600 ft].

    See also

    References

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    2. ^ The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
    3. ^ a b Mallow D, Ludwig D, Nilson G. 2003. True Vipers: Natural History and Toxinology of Old World Vipers. Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company. 359 pp. ISBN 0-89464-877-2.
    4. ^ "Vipera lotievi". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 August 2006.
    5. ^ Nilson, Tuniyev, et al. 1995. pp. 21-22.
    6. ^ Google Earth.