Macrovipera lebetina turanica

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Macrovipera lebetina turanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Viperinae
Genus: Macrovipera
Species: M. lebetina
Subspecies: M. l. turanica
Trinomial name
Macrovipera lebetina turanica
(Cernov, 1940)
  • Vipera lebetina turanica - Chernov In Terent'ev & Chernov, 1940
  • Daboia (Daboia) lebetina turanica - Obst, 1983
  • Macrovipera lebetina turanica - Golay et al., 1993[1]

Common names: (none).

Macrovipera lebetina turanica is a venomous viper subspecies[2] found in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.[3]


The color pattern consists of a dark ground color with a lighter, orange dorsal zigzag pattern. The supraoculars are usually semidivided.[3]

Geographic range

Eastern Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, southwestern Kazakhstan and parts of northern Afghanistan.[3]

See also

Cited references

  1. McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. Macrovipera lebetina turanica (TSN 635245). Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Accessed on 10 August 2006.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mallow D, Ludwig D, Nilson G. 2003. True Vipers: Natural History and Toxinology of Old World Vipers. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida. 359 pp. ISBN 0-89464-877-2.

Other references

  • Golay P, Smith HM, Broadley DG, Dixon JR, McCarthy. Golray P, Schatti J-C, Toriba M. 1993. Endoglyphs and Other Major Venomous Snakes of the World: A Checklist. New York: Springer-Verlag. 393 pp.

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