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Malpolon monspessulanus (Montpellier Snake)

Synonyms: Coelopeltis lacertina; Coelopeltis monspessulanus; Coluber monspessulanus; Malpolon monspessulanus fuscus; Natrix lacertina; Psammophis lacertina; Rhabdodon fuscus

Wikipedia Abstract

Malpolon monspessulanus, commonly known as the Montpellier snake, is a species of mildly venomous rear-fanged colubrids.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Venomous [1]  Yes

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Aegean and Western Turkey sclerophyllous and mixed forests Greece, Turkey, Macedonia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Anatolian conifer and deciduous mixed forests Turkey Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Arabian Desert and East Sahero-Arabian xeric shrublands Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt , Iraq, Jordan, Syria Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Atlantic coastal desert Mauritania, Western Sahara Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Atlantic mixed forests France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Azerbaijan shrub desert and steppe Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Balkan mixed forests Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Cantabrian mixed forests Spain, Portugal Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests Iran, Azerbaijan Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests    
Caspian lowland desert Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Caucasus mixed forests Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Persian desert basins Iran, Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Cyprus Mediterranean forests Cyprus Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Dinaric Mountains mixed forests Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Yugoslavia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Anatolian montane steppe Iran, Turkey, Armenia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Syria Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Elburz Range forest steppe Iran Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests    
Euxine-Colchic broadleaf forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Iberian conifer forests Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests Spain, Portugal Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Illyrian deciduous forests Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Kopet Dag semi-desert Iran, Turkmenistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kopet Dag woodlands and forest steppe Iran, Turkmenistan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Mediterranean acacia-argania dry woodlands and succulent thickets Morocco, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mediterranean conifer and mixed forests Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Mediterranean dry woodlands and steppe Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mediterranean High Atlas juniper steppe Morocco Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Mediterranean woodlands and forests Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Nile Delta flooded savanna Egypt Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
North Saharan steppe and woodlands Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Northeastern Spain and Southern France Mediterranean forests France, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Northwest Iberian montane forests Portugal, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Pindus Mountains mixed forests Albania, Greece Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Po Basin mixed forests Italy Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Pontic steppe Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Pyrenees conifer and mixed forests Spain, France, Andorra Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Rodope montane mixed forests Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Sahara desert Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Niger Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
South Iran Nubo-Sindian desert and semi-desert Iran, Iraq, Pakistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Southeastern Iberian shrubs and woodlands Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southern Anatolian montane conifer and deciduous forests Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Tigris-Euphrates alluvial salt marsh Iran, Iraq Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests France, Italy Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub    
Zagros Mountains forest steppe Iran Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
AISTHITIKO DASOS KALAVRYTON 5896 Greece  
AISTHITIKO DASOS KOILADAS TEMPON 3301 Greece  
Akyatan Lagoon 36324 Adana, Turkey      
ALYKI KITROUS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI 3560 Greece  
AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, DELTA LOUROU KAI ARACHTHOU (PETRA, MYTIKAS, EVRYTERI PERIOCHI) 71136 Greece  
AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, LIMNOTHALASSA KATAFOURKO KAI KORAKONISIA 56861 Greece  
Arcipelago delle Pelagie - area marina e terrestre 31419 Italy    
CABO DE GATA-NIJAR 122347 Spain  
Calamocarro-Benzú 1487 Spain  
Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik IV 621951 Russia  
DEHESAS DE JEREZ 118651 Spain  
DELTA ACHELOOU, LIMNOTHALASSA MESOLONGIOU - AITOLIKOU, EKVOLES EVINOU, NISOI ECHINADES, NISOS PETALA 87747 Greece  
DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - ALYKI KITROUS 73260 Greece  
DELTA EVROU 31031 Greece  
DELTA EVROU KAI DYTIKOS VRACHIONAS 24359 Greece  
DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI 55561 Greece  
DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS KAI NISOS THASOPOULA 36139 Greece  
DESFILADEROS DEL RÍO JALÓN 41432 Spain  
DESIERTO DE TABERNAS 28326 Spain  
DOÑANA 281453 Spain  
DYTIKES KAI VOREIOANATOLIKES AKTES ZAKYNTHOU 52928 Greece  
EKVOLES EVROTA 13269 Greece  
ESOTERIKO ARCHIPELAGOS IONIOU (MEGANISI, ARKOUDI, ATOKOS, VROMONAS) 218276 Greece  
ETHNIKO THALASSIO PARKO ALONNISOU - VOREION SPORADON, ANATOLIKI SKOPELOS 615652 Greece      
ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PRESPON 65762 Greece  
FARANGI NEDONA (PETALON - CHANI) 3069 Greece  
FENGARI SAMOTHRAKIS, ANATOLIKES AKTES, VRACHONISSIDA ZOURAFA KAI THALASSIA ZONI 40619 Greece  
GALACHOS DE LA ALFRANCA DE PASTRIZ, LA CARTUJA Y EL BURGO DE EBRO 5402 Spain  
IKARIA - FOURNOI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI 31899 Greece  
KASTELLORIZO KAI NISIDES RO KAI STRONGYLI KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI 4373 Greece  
KATO ROUS KAI EKVOLES SPERCHEIOU POTAMOU 27106 Greece  
KENTRIKO ZAGORI KAI ANATOLIKO TMIMA OROUS MITSIKELI 131974 Greece  
KOILADA KAI EKVOLES SPERCHEIOU - MALIAKOS KOLPOS 117491 Greece  
KOLPOS LAGANA ZAKYNTHOU (AKR. GERAKI - KERI) KAI NISIDES MARATHONISI KAI PELOUZO 17193 Greece  
KOURI ALMYROU - AGIOS SERAFEIM 248 Greece  
LESVOS: DYTIKI CHERSONISOS - APOLITHOMENO DASOS 51440 Greece    
LIMNES ChEIMADITIDA KAI ZAZARI 12833 Greece  
LIMNES KAI LIMNOTHALASSES TIS THRAKIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI 72787 Greece  
LIMNES VISTONIS, ISMARIS - LIMNOTHALASSES PORTO LAGOS, ALYKI PTELEA, XIROLIMNI, KARATZA 45016 Greece  
LIMNI KERKINI - KROUSIA - KORYFES OROUS BELES, ANGISTRO - CHAROPO 193493 Greece  
LIMNI LIMNOPOULA 1432 Greece  
LIMNI STYMFALIA 3234 Greece  
LIMNI TAKA 2553 Greece  
LIMNOTHALASSA KALOGRIAS, DASOS STROFYLIAS KAI ELOS LAMIAS, ARAXOS 8732 Greece  
LIMNOTHALASSA KORISSION (KERKYRA) 5665 Greece  
LIMNOTHALASSA PYLOU (DIVARI) KAI NISOS SFAKTIRIA, AGIOS DIMITRIOS 8777 Greece  
LOS ALCORNOCALES 414561 Spain  
Luberon Regional Nature Park V 406572 France  
MONI ELONAS KAI CHARADRA LEONIDIOU 17261 Greece  
Mont Ventoux Biosphere Reserve 198594 France  
MONTES DE ZUERA, CASTEJÓN DE VALDEJASA Y EL CASTELLAR 63037 Spain  
NISOI SAPIENTZA KAI SCHIZA, AKROTIRIO AKRITAS 27903 Greece  
ORI BARMPAS, KLOKOS, FARANGI SELINOUNTA 38809 Greece  
ORI GIDOVOUNI, CHIONOVOUNI, GAIDOUROVOUNI, KORAKIA, KALOGEROVOUNI, KOULOCHERA KAI PERIOCHI MONEMVASI 71161 Greece  
OROS CHELMOS (AROANIA) - FARANGI VOURAIKOU KAI PERIOCHI KALAVRYTON 79492 Greece  
OROS CHELMOS KAI YDATA STYGOS 43226 Greece  
OROS ITAMOS - SITHONIA 44557 Greece  
OROS KALLIDROMO 16519 Greece  
OROS MAINALO 56026 Greece  
OROS OCHI - KAMPOS KARYSTOU - POTAMI - AKROTIRIO KAFIREFS - PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI 39409 Greece  
OROS OCHI, PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES 82497 Greece  
OROS OLYMPOS 47295 Greece  
OROS PANACHAIKO 30195 Greece  
OROS PANAITOLIKO 45818 Greece  
OROS PARNONAS (KAI PERIOCHI MALEVIS) 137805 Greece  
OROS STRATONIKON - KORYFI SKAMNI 20085 Greece  
OROS TAYGETOS 131874 Greece  
Paul do Boquilobo Biosphere Reserve Nature Reserve IV 1352 Portugal  
PERIOCHI NEAPOLIS KAI NISOS ELAFONISOS 13575 Greece  
POTAMOS FILIOURIS 5087 Greece  
Prespa National Park II 62043 Greece  
PUNTA ENTINAS-SABINAR 4806 Spain  
Reserva de la Biosfera de Doñana Biosphere Reserve II 123801 Spain
Reserve Nationale de Camargue Biosphere Reserve 32232 France  
Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar 2040 Spain  
SAMOTHRAKI: OROS FENGARI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI 51946 Greece  
SIERRA ALHAMILLA 20716 Spain  
SIERRA DE ARACENA Y PICOS DE AROCHE 461592 Spain  
SIERRA DE HORNACHUELOS 148342 Spain  
SIERRA DE LAS VILLUERCAS Y VALLE DEL GUADARRANQUE 188630 Spain  
SIERRA DE SIRUELA 16336 Spain  
Sierra Espuña 43691 Spain  
SIERRA NORTE 438558 Spain  
SIERRA PELADA Y RIVERA DEL ASERRADOR 30407 Spain  
STENA NESTOU 21629 Greece  
THINES KYPARISSIAS (NEOCHORI - KYPARISSIA) 3318 Greece  
VOREIA CHIOS 80479 Greece  
VOREIA CHIOS KAI NISOI OINOUSSES KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI 85029 Greece  
VOUNA EVROU 104705 Greece  
YGROTOPOS EKVOLON KALAMA KAI NISOS PRASOUDI 21108 Greece  
YMITTOS - AISTHITIKO DASOS KAISARIANIS - LIMNI VOULIAGMENIS 21793 Greece  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey No
Irano-Anatolian Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Turkmenistan No
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No

Predators

Circaetus gallicus (Short-toed Snake Eagle)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Diplopylidium acanthotetra[3]

Range Map

Spain, Portugal, S France, NW Italy (incl. Lampedusa island), Albania, W Yugoslavia: coastal Croatia (including some adriatic islands), Slovenia (?), Hercegowina, Monte Negro, Macedonia, Greece (incl. Corfu = Corfou, Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Samothraki), B;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Living Hazards Database, Armed Forces Pest Management Board, U.S. Army Garrison - Forest Glen
2Prey and prey-size selection by the short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus) during the breeding season in Granada (south-eastern Spain), José M. Gil, Juan M. Pleguezuelos, J. Zool., Lond. (2001) 255, 131-137
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Ramsar Sites Information Service
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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