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Shared by : Bharat Adhikari (Nepal)
Habitat : Turkey
Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
Introduction
This species is a small venomous viper species endemic to northwestern Armenia, northeastern Turkey, and possibly also adjacent southern Georgia. Its bite is painful and will cause local swelling. The reported maximum total length (body + tail) for females is 42.1 cm (16.6 in). The total length of the largest male was 25.8 cm (10.2 in). n general adult males are noticeably brighter and have more color contrast compared to females. Females have a browner background color and a less pronounced brown pattern; while adult males have a relatively light background color with a yellow tint, and a dark, often black, pattern.
This is a predator species. It forages on lizards, small rodents, and orthopterans. Due to the potent venom, the digestion process is very fast.
Habitat
It’s main habitat is high mountainous moraines, as well as outcrops of bedrock surrounded by alpine grasslands.
Threats
Habitat degradation.

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