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Author(s): Janisch, M.
Title: A mutant form of the meadow viper (Vipera ursinii rakosiensis Méhely) from Hungary with a peculiar colour pattern
Year: 1993
Publication date: 1993-09-30
Volume: 8
Pages: 45-49.

Abstract: A gravid female of the meadow viper (Vipera ursinii rakosiensis) with a peculiar colour pattern is described from one of the last Hungarian localities of this rare and endangered snake. A detailed morphological characterization of the mutant specimen is given and illustrated, together with a short summary of its 95 days life history in the terrarium. Before releasing, the female has given birth to 19 youngs, 13 of them having the same mutant colouration.
Keywords: meadow viper, Vipera ursinii rakosiensis, mutant colour pattern

Journal: Miscellanea zoologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Miscnea zool. hung.
ISSN: 0230-9017
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Forró, L., Bankovics, A., Demeter, A., Korsós, Z., Murai, É. & Matskási, I.