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Montpellier Snake - Photo (c) Trebol-a, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
albanianherper75's ID: Montpellier Snake (Malpolon monspessulanus)
Posted by albanianherper75 over 4 years ago (Flag)
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ttadevosyan's ID: Montpellier Snake (Malpolon monspessulanus)
Posted by ttadevosyan over 4 years ago (Flag)
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artem's ID: Montpellier Snake (Malpolon monspessulanus)
Posted by artem about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Just learned that, based on distribution, this should be Malpolon insignitus

Posted by jakob over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Eastern Montpellier Snake - Photo (c) ttadevosyan, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Tigran Tadevosyan
jakob's ID: Eastern Montpellier Snake (Malpolon insignitus)
Posted by jakob over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Might it be a recent taxon split is the case?

Posted by artem over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Probably you are right Jacob.
Then it looks like we have multiple of such mismatches in inat, especially from Greece.
http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/29449-Malpolon-monspessulanus/map#4/39.288/20.065

Posted by artem over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Robert Sindic just updated many observations mislabelled as Malpolon monsspessulanus to M. insignitus. The map tiles (squares) are not as frequently updated, hence they still show these observations.

Have a look at the map pins of both species:
www.inaturalist.org/observations?taxon_id=29449
www.inaturalist.org/observations?taxon_id=29450

Posted by jakob over 1 year ago (Flag)
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I see, thanks!, as I noticed tiles are getting updated on daily basis.

Posted by artem over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Eastern Montpellier Snake - Photo (c) ttadevosyan, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Tigran Tadevosyan
artem's ID: Eastern Montpellier Snake (Malpolon insignitus)
Posted by artem over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Montpellier Snake - Photo (c) Trebol-a, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
albanianherper75's ID: Montpellier Snake (Malpolon monspessulanus)
Malpolon - Photo (c) Trebol-a, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Genus Malpolon, a member of Snakes (Suborder Serpentes)
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Eastern Montpellier Snake - Photo (c) ttadevosyan, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Tigran Tadevosyan
jakob's ID: Eastern Montpellier Snake (Malpolon insignitus)
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Montpellier Snake - Photo (c) Trebol-a, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ttadevosyan's ID: Montpellier Snake (Malpolon monspessulanus)
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