Elaphe hohenackeri

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< Rare and Endangered Animals of Armenia

Animal in Armenia

Անդրկովկասյան սահնօձ (“Andrkovkasyan sahnots”)

Threatened species. Included in the Red Book of the former Soviet Union.

Habitat in Armenia

Can be met in rocky habitats of mountain steppe and dry woodland zone around Yerevan, Aragatzotn, Kotayk, Vayots Dzor in Vayk, Yeghegnadzor, Meghri, and [[Armavir Marz|Armavir] and Ararat regions.

Number in the wild

The overall number is undetermined.

Reasons for decrease in number

Use of the territories for agricultural purposes. Catch of the snakes.

Number in captivity

No data.

Measures of protection taken

Preserved at Khosrov Nature Reserve.

External links

Tadevosyan's Herpetological Resorces at http://www.herp-am.narod.ru/Species/zh.htm