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MONTPELLIER SNAKE
Timon tangitanus

MILDLY VENOMOUS
Not normally considered to be dangerous

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Distribution:- Spain (introduced to Ibiza), Portugal, Gibraltar,
S France, NW Italy, Croatia,
Slovenia (?), Hercegovina, Monte Negro, Macedonia,
Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Lebanon,
S Russia, Armenia, Republic of Georgia, Azerbaijan, W Iran, Iraq, W Arabia, Turkey,
Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, N Sudan

Comments:- Grows to around 2m (6ft) total length

 

M. m. monspessulanus

Found in southwestern Europe (Spain, Portugal, southern France and northwestern Italy)[5] and the western Maghreb, where it is found in Morocco and coastal Algeria, east to Algiers

 

M. m. fuscus

Found in southeastern Europe and Turkey through northern Iraq and western Iran

M. m. saharatlanticus

from Bou Izakarn in Morocco to Dakhla in the Western Sahara, inland to Aoulouz and Tafraoute


Montpellier Snake (Timon tangitanus)
Montpellier Snake (Timon tangitanus)

Montpellier Snake (Timon tangitanus)
Montpellier Snake (Timon tangitanus)

Montpellier Snake (Timon tangitanus)
Montpellier Snake (Timon tangitanus)

LINKS

Malpolon monspessulanus (Hermann, 1804) Montpellier Snake
Amphibians and Reptiles of Europe

Malpolon monspessulanus (HERMANN, 1804)
The Reptile Database

Malpolon monspessulanus
Wikipedia

REPTILES OF THE WORLD

A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST

Australian Colubrids & Mud Snakes (Full Species List)

AUSTRALIAN HERPETOLOGY WEBSITE

REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

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