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Shafiei Bafti S, Sehhatisabet M E, Moradi N. A range extension of Walterinnesia morgani (Mocquard, 1905) (Reptilia: Squamata: Elapidae) to Southeastern Iran. JAD 2023; 5 (3) :19-25
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1- Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
2- Department of the Environment of Iran, Provincial Office of Kerman, Iran
3- Iranian Plateau Herpetology Research Group (IPHRG), Faculty of Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran , n.ophidia.007@gmail.com
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One juvenile specimen of the desert Cobra (Walterinnesia morgani) was obtained from Kerman Province, southeastern Iran. Three further localities of the species were recorded during 2010–2020. The farthest locality is situated about 270 km northeast of easternmost limit of the range. These records indicate a wider distribution of Walterinnesia morgani on the Iranian Plateau than previously thought. Results indicated that Walterinnesia morgani has a compatible distribution pattern with the zoogeographical region of Khuzestan Plain and the Persian Gulf Costs. In addition, information of pholidosis and habitat is presented.
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Received: 2023/07/18 | Accepted: 2023/09/12 | Published: 2023/12/12

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