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New data on the distribution of Eryx jaculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia: Serpentes) in Bulgaria

Nikola Stanchev https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7692-1488; Angel Dyugmedzhiev https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3765-7076; Martin Stanchev; Irina Lazarkevich https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5680-9875; Borislav Naumov https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2146-208X

16 January 2023 · volume 45 · (issue 1) · pp. 1–4 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: We report three newly registered localities of the javelin sand boa – Eryx jaculus along the Black Sea Coast. The nearest known localities (outside of the study area) of the species are situated at a considerable distance (100–230 km) from the recently discovered ones. The data presented here confirm the presence of E. jaculus along the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and expand the knowledge on its distribution both in the country and in the Balkans.

Keywords: Black Sea Coast, javelin sand boa, new records, range

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Stanchev N., Dyugmedzhiev A., Stanchev M., Lazarkevich I., Naumov B. 2023 New data on the distribution of Eryx jaculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia: Serpentes) in Bulgaria. Historia naturalis bulgarica 45: 1–4.

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