Platyceps najadum

Common name: the Dahl’s Whipsnake

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Montenegro, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan

Size: up to 1000 mm

Description: upperside coloration is brown or brownish-gray, there are dark spots circled with yellow on both sides of the neck

Habitat: dry or xerophytic areas, such as stony semi-desert and wermuth steppe

Activity: diurnal

Diet: lizards and small vertebrates

Reproduction: oviparous

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