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Shared by : Bharat Adhikari (Nepal)
Habitat : Russia, Turkey
Status : Vulnerable
Introduction
The large-headed water snake (Natrix megalocephala) is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. It is native to the Caucasus region and has been recorded in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, and Turkey.
N. megalocephala was added to Annex II of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats in 1996 but as of 2005 taxonomic studies have recommended this taxon for removal as it may not be genetically distinct from N. n. Natrix.
Habitat
Beech woodlands, chestnut groves
Threats
Habitat loss.

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