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Author(s): Korsós, Z., Újvári, B. & Török, Zs.
Title: Searching for the meadow viper in Romania
Year: 1997
Publication date: 1997-10-30
Volume: 11
Pages: 77-88.

Abstract: During a one week trip to Romania, certain meadow viper localities were visited in August 1996. A former Vipera ursinii rakosiensis biotope in Finatele Clujului gave no further evidence for the occurrence of the subspecies, whereas a two-day survey in the Danube Delta (Sf. Gheorghe) was more successful: two male Vipera ursinii cf. renardi specimens were found, measured, photographed and blood-sampled for later analysis. Morphology of the two specimens is compared with literature data of the other forms in the meadow viper species group. A detailed habitat description is given for the two localities, as well as some herpetofaunal observations collected during the trip.
Keywords: Romania, morphology, Vipera ursinii rakosiensis, Vipera ursinii moldavica, Vipera ursinii renardi, Danube Delta, habitat description, taxomony

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