Vipera wagneri Nilson & Andrén, 1984:178

Ocellated mountain viper, Wagner's viper



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Montivipera wagneri (Nilson & Andrén, 1984:178)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1846

Rediscovered in 1983/1987 (Joger et al. 1988)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered















Original scientific description:

Nilson, Göran and Andrén, Claes. (1984). Systematics of the Vipera xanthina complex (Reptilia: Viperidae). 2. An overlooked viper within the [i]xanthina[/i] species-group in Iran. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 35(1-3): 175-184.


Other references:

Baran, I., Kumlutas, Y., Tok C. V., Ilgaz, C., Kaska, Y., Olgun, K., Türkozan, O. and Iret, F. 2004. On two herpetological collections made in East Anatolia (Turkey). Herpetozoa 16: 99-114.

Joger, Ulrich, Teynié, Alexandre and Fuchs, Dieter. (1988). Morphological characterization of [i]Vipera wagneri[/i] Nilson & Andren, 1984 (Reptilia: Viperidae), with first description of the males. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 39(2-3): 221-228.

Mulder, John. (1994). Additional information on Vipera albizona (Reptilia Serpentes, Viperidae). Deinsea 1: 77-83.

Nilson, G. and Andrén, C. 1986. The mountain vipers of the Middle East - the Vipera xanthina complex (Reptilia: Viperidae). Bonn. Zool. Monogr. 20: 1-90.

Nilson, G., Andrén, C. and Flärdh, B. 1988. Die Vipern der Türkei. Salamandra 24(4): 215-247.

Nilson, G., Tuniyev, B., Andrén, C., Orlov, N., Joger, U. and Herrmann, H.W. 1999. Taxonomic position of the Vipera xanthina complex. Kaupia (Darmstadt) 8: 99-102.

Sindaco, R., Venchi, A., Carpaneto, G.M. and Bologna, M.A. 2000. The reptiles of Anatolia: a checklist and zoogeographical analysis. Biogeographia 21: 441-554.

Yakup Kaska, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Aziz Avci, Göran Nilson. (2009). Montivipera wagneri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 10 May 2015.


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