Occurrences of the brown colour form of Western Whip (Hierophis viridiflavus carbonarius (Bonaparte, 1833)) in Slovenia

Authors

  • Tomaž Jagar Societas herpetologica slovenica – društvo za preučevanje dvoživk in plazilcev, Večna pot 111, SI-1001 Ljubljana
  • Erika Ostanek Societas herpetologica slovenica – društvo za preučevanje dvoživk in plazilcev, Večna pot 111, SI-1001 Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.13.2.51-55

Keywords:

reptiles, snakes, colubrids, western whip snake, Hierophis viridiflavus, Slovenia

Abstract

This article presents the first documented records of brown coloured adults of Hierophis viridiflavus carbonarius in Slovenia, and overviews some of the historical notes on unconfirmed sightings of Hierophis gemonensis in the same area of distribution.

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Published

30.12.2011

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How to Cite

Jagar, T., & Ostanek, E. (2011). Occurrences of the brown colour form of Western Whip (Hierophis viridiflavus carbonarius (Bonaparte, 1833)) in Slovenia. Natura Sloveniae, 13(2), 51-55. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.13.2.51-55

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