Macrovipera lebetina cernovi

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Macrovipera lebetina cernovi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Macrovipera
Species: M. lebetina
Subspecies: M. l. cernovi
Trinomial name
Macrovipera lebetina cernovi
(Chikin & Szczerbak, 1992)
Common names: (none).

Macrovipera lebetina cernovi is a venomous viper subspecies[2] endemic to Asia.


The subspecific name, cernovi, is in honor of Soviet herpetologist Sergius Aleksandrovich Chernov (1903-1964).


This subspecies normally has semidivided supraoculars.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in northeastern Iran, southern Turkmenistan, and parts of northern Afghanistan and Pakistan.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ "Macrovipera lebetina cernovi". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 10 August 2006. 
  3. ^ a b Mallow D, Ludwig D, Nilson G. 2003. True Vipers: Natural History and Toxinology of Old World Vipers. Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company. 359 pp. ISBN 0-89464-877-2.

Further reading[edit]

  • Chikin Y, Szczerbak NN. 1992. [New subspecies of blunt-nosed viper, Vipera lebetina cernovi, ssp. nov. (Reptilia, Viperidae) from Middle Asia]. Vestn. Zool. (6): 45-49. (in Russian with English Summary).

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