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Description of a new species of genus Dolichophis Gitstel from the upper Mesopotamian Plain-Iraq (Reptilia–Serpentes- Colubridae) – JBES

Saman R. Afrasiab, Mohammad K. Mohammad, Amer M. Hussein

Iraq Natural History Museum, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Key words: Dolichophis mesopotamicus, Whip snake, Iraq, Colubridae, Serpentes.

Abstract

The Whip snakes of the genus Dolechophis in Iraq are distributed in various habitats. Two species of jagularis species group was known in Iraq. Depending on great variation in color pattern and ventral scale count, a new form discovered, because of its distribution along the upper Mesopotamia we named it Dolichophis mesopotamicus sp. nov. The study supported by figures and distribution map.

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Journal Name: International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR)

Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences

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