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Shahi M, Jaberhashemi S A, Hosseinzadeh M S, Kazemi S M. A new Record of Persian Krait Bungarus persicus Abtin, Nilson, Mobaraki, Hosseini, Dehgannejhad 2014 (Serpentes: Elapidae: Bungarinae) from Hormozgan Province, Southern Iran. ECOPERSIA 2022; 10 (3) :173-177
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1- Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health and Infectious & Tropical Diseases Research Center, Hormozgan Health Institute, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
2- Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3- Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran.
4- Zagros Herpetological Institute, 37156-88415, P. O. No 12, Somayyeh 14 Avenue, Qom, Iran , kazemi_m1979@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (998 Views)
Aims: In this study, more expedition work has been done to clarify distribution map of the Bungarus persicus. In addition, providing more specimens to confirm occurrence of the species.
Materials and Methods: The Persian Krait, Bungarus persicus, was described based on two specimens from Baluchistan, southeastern Iran. On 5 September 2020, collected from the Tidar region, Bashagard, Hormozgan Province, southern Iran. Also, another road killed individual, was found at the same location. Further evidences provided that indicate the local population of Bungarus persicus in southeastern Iran belongs to the Bungarus sindanus complex.
Conclusion: However, further molecular studies on Iranian Bungarus are necessary to clarify the species validity of Bungarus persicus and evaluate its similarity with the other congeners.
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Article Type: Brief Communication | Subject: Nature and Landscape Conservation
Received: 2021/11/14 | Accepted: 2022/06/9 | Published: 2022/10/18

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