Dolichophis caspius

Common name: the Caspian Whipsnake

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine

Size: up to 2000 mm

Description: upperside coloration is olive-brown or yellow-brown, underside is yellow

Habitat: dry areas of various types of grassland, rocky hillsides, semi-desert, gardens and ruins

Activity: diurnal

Diet: small vertebrates

Reproduction: oviparous

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