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Vipera magnifica Tuniyev et Ostrovskikh, 2001.
Habitats of a relic viper include so-called Belo-Labinski refugium of Kolkhidian biote and represent a mixture of various derivatives of Kolkhidian vegetation, with some Mediterranean elements, such as steppe vegetation. Biotope are presented by light oak woods with a grassy cover and areas with dry meadows and bushes on rocky ledges of calcareous files in a range of heights from 700 up to 1000 m above sea level. Terra typica: Shakhgirejevski gorge, Maly Bambak ridge.
Vipera magnifica was observed and described just in 2001 that is why there is no any information about biology and ecology(way of living) of this species.
- the Malaja Laba river gorge, the Achishkho mount
Vipera magnifica - relic viper
Boris S. Tuniyev and Sergei V. Ostrovskikh, 2001.Two new species of vipers of "kaznakovi" complex: Vipera orlovi, Vipera magnifica (Ophidia, Viperinae) from the Western Caucasus.