The highest-altitude recorded find of the adder Vipera berus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Slovenia on Mt Mali Kanin (Western Julian Alps)

Authors

  • Vesna Cafuta Herpetološko društvo - Societas herpetologica slovenica, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana
  • Marko Berginc Trnovo ob Soči 9, SI-5222 Kobarid

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.25.2.69-71

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Abstract

The article describes the find of a single individual of the adder (Vipera berus) on Mt Mali Kanin (Western Julian Alps, Slovenian-Italian border) at 2,570 m a.s.l. on 8.7.2023. The animal with a total length of about 40 cm was photographed on a patch of soil and low alpine vegetation in a predominantly rocky habitat. According to the available published and unpublished data, this find is 325 m higher than the previous highest-altitude recorded find of the species in Slovenia.

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30.12.2023

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How to Cite

Cafuta, V., & Berginc, M. (2023). The highest-altitude recorded find of the adder Vipera berus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Slovenia on Mt Mali Kanin (Western Julian Alps). Natura Sloveniae, 25(2), 69-71. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.25.2.69-71