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Viperidae



Vipera kaznakovi
Vipera kaznakovi
Vipera shemakhensis
Vipera shemakhensis
Vipera transcaucasiana
Vipera transcaucasiana
Vipera darevskii
Vipera darevskii
Macrovipera lebetina
Macrovipera lebetina
Vipera dinniki
Vipera dinniki
Vipera eriwanensis
Vipera eriwanensis
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Accepted name: Viperidae Oppel, 1811
Common name: Vipers, Pit Vipers
Georgian name: გველგესლები
Taxonomic rank: Family
Taxonomy according to: www.faunaeur.org

IUCN Status: LC
National Red list status: LC

Remark/შენიშვნა:

The family has three subfamilies, Vipers (74 species), Pit Vipers (177 species), and Azemiopinae (1 species). 74 "true" vipers belong to 13 genera, and Georgia has ten representatives of two genera, Macrovipera and Vipera (among them 8 are recorded for Georgia, and two are very likely to live here although not yet recorded). Those make up one-third of 31 described representatives of these two genera.


[http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Viperidae]. .Viperidae. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 19 September 2021