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Accepted name: Dolichophis caspius (Gmelin, 1789)
Georgian name: ყვითელმუცელა მცურავი
Synonyms: = Coluber caspius
Taxonomic rank: Species
Taxonomy according to: http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Dolichophis&species=caspius
Reference: Tarkhnishvili, D., A. Kandaurov & A. Bukhnikashvili, 2002. Declines of amphibians and reptiles in Georgia during the 20th century: virtual vs. actual problems. Zeitschrift fur Feldherpetologie 9: 89-107.

Until recently, H. caspius has ben assumed to be a geographic subspecies of a wide-spread Eastern European polylypic species, Coluber (Hierophis) jugularis. It is not clear how strong is its geographic isolation from the closely related H. schmidti from the Southern Caucasus and the Near East.

National Red list status: DD
Editor/Contact Person: David Tarkhnishvili
Contact address: david_tarkhnishvili@iliauni.edu.ge

View Dolichophis caspius in Fauna Europaea
Citation: David Tarkhnishvili, 2017-03-24. [http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Dolichophis caspius]. .Dolichophis caspius. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 20 June 2019