from 4(5) to 1: Montivipera raddei

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from 4(5) to 1: Montivipera raddei

Postby Mario Schweiger » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:54 am

Rastegar-Poyani et al. lumped all Iranian (sub)species of Montivipera (raddei-"Rassenkreis") together within Montivipera raddei.
See: Rastegar-Pouyani, E., H. Oraie, A. Khosravani, M. Kaboli, A. Mobaraki, M. Yousefi, R. Behrooz, Z. Fakharmanesh & M. Wink (2014): A re-evaluation of taxonomic status of Montivipera (Squamata: Viperidae) from Iran using a DNA barcoding approach.- Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 57: 350 - 356.
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Re: from 4(5) to 1: Montivipera raddei

Postby Thomas Bader » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:54 pm

Really interesting - I already wondered about the lumping of M. bulgardaghica and M. albizona in the second book of Roberto Sindaco, which can be a similar regional coloration variation.
Hope to see raddei in May...
@Mario: You always supposed, that albicornuta and raddei is the same!!
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Re: from 4(5) to 1: Montivipera raddei

Postby Bobby Bok » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:44 pm

Thanks for sharing, interesting to read!

Thomas Bader wrote:Hope to see raddei in May...

Me too ;)
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