Monday, March 11, 2024

Bibliotheca Herpetologica 18(2)

Krecsák, L. 2024. Hans Strøm’s Norwegian Asp Viper (Coluber aspis): a misdiagnosed 18th century Vipera berus. Bibliotheca Herpetologica 18(2):30—35. Published March 11, 2024.

In the twelfth edition of Systema Naturae, Carl Linnaeus added a specimen described by Hans Strøm to his listing of Coluber aspis. The aim of this paper is to discuss the background, description, and details of this misidentified Vipera berus specimen described by the prominent Norwegian naturalist Hans Strøm from Sunnmøre in western Norway, together with a short biography of Strøm.

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