A small trip in the western Pyrenees allowed the observation of a rare behavior: a fight between two males of Aesculapian Snakes, obviously on the same territory. A scene that we could immortalize! (more…)
Pseudocerastes persicus and Pseudocerastes urarachnoides are two of the three species of the genus Pseudocerastes which occur in Iran. Our naturalist trip allowed us to observe, on the same place and during the same day, these two species. A wonderful example of sympatry!
This observation is the subject of a paper published in the journal Herpetology Notes. Do not hesitate to read the article!
Reference: Bobby Bok, Matthieu Berroneau, Masoud Yousefi, Joachim Nerz, Frank Deschandol, Maud Berroneau, Laura Tiemann 2017 – Sympatry of Pseudocerastes Persicus and P. urarachnoides in the western Zagros Mountains, Iran – Herpetology Notes, Vol. 10: 323-325.
Photo: Pseudocerastes urarachnoides and Pseudocerastes persicus, Matthieu Berroneau.