Taxon profile


Caspian whip snake
Dolichophis caspius (Gmelin, 1789)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Squamata - lizards and snakes »  family Colubridae - colubrids »  genus Dolichophis

Scientific synonyms

Coluber caspius Gmelin, 1789
Coluber jugularis caspius (Gmelin, 1789)
Dolichophis jugularis caspius (Gmelin, 1789)
Hierophis caspius (Gmelin, 1789)

Least Concern


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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Dolichophis caspius caspius (Gmelin, 1789)
subspecies Dolichophis caspius eiselti (Zinner, 1972)

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [214719]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Coluber caspius Gmelin, 1789]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [157267]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Dolichophis caspius (Gmelin, 1789)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN HR Check lists of Croatian Reptiles [] [as Dolichophis caspius Gmelin, 1789]
Data retrieved on: 31 July 2012

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