Concolor Vipera aspis from the French alps

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Concolor Vipera aspis from the French alps

Postby Bastien Comment » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:57 pm

In 2016, Yannick took me to a trip in the French alps in the search of the concolor Vipera aspis. Although it was August, the temperature was pretty low and we feared we had driven more than 3 hours for nothing. Fortunately, luck was on our side with 2 beautiful concolor Vipera aspis :D

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Even without snakes it would have been a nice journey


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Habitat of the French mountain Vipera aspis


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First one was about to shed


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And the second one was a beauty


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Is Vipera aspis bilineata already a specie?


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Re: Concolor Vipera aspis from the French alps

Postby Christoph Stenger » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:03 pm

Nice finds - great pics!
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Re: Concolor Vipera aspis from the French alps

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:46 pm

Beautiful place, and, about the lineate/concolor aspis, I do not remember having seen something like that in any picture till now.

P.s. It seems to be fourlined and not simply bilineata...
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Re: Concolor Vipera aspis from the French alps

Postby Bastien Comment » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:29 pm

Whatever it was, it was pretty stunning ;)
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Re: Concolor Vipera aspis from the French alps

Postby Guillaume Blanchet » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:12 am

Yes it is! :D :D
Is that a population or just some individuals?

I'm wondering as I'm not used of finding vipers in mountains ;) in what kind of places you found them -seems to me pretty open- among boulder/grasses interfaces??

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Re: Concolor Vipera aspis from the French alps

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:22 pm

I like these asps as much as the scenery, really beautiful. Did Yannick find this population himself or was it a known population already? More important question: when do we go together? :twisted:
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Re: Concolor Vipera aspis from the French alps

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:58 pm

The concolor asps of the French Alps have been know for a while, but their location hasn't been divulged.
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Re: Concolor Vipera aspis from the French alps

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:25 pm

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:The concolor asps of the French Alps have been know for a while, but their location hasn't been divulged.


But are we talking about a single population or were these pics taken in a different valley?
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Re: Concolor Vipera aspis from the French alps

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:48 pm

Guillaume Gomard wrote:
Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:The concolor asps of the French Alps have been know for a while, but their location hasn't been divulged.


But are we talking about a single population or were these pics taken in a different valley?

I think it's the same, but not entirely sure...
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Re: Concolor Vipera aspis from the French alps

Postby Christoph Stenger » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:50 pm

To my knowledge there are a few different populations.
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