Spider-tailed horned viper

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  • Unique biodiversity: five snake species endemic to Iran 2020-07-27 21:49

    Unique biodiversity: five snake species endemic to Iran

    TEHRAN – Many wildlife species in Iran are unknown to ordinary people. It becomes clear when a video of a spider-tailed horned viper goes viral on social media, and many people wonder whether this strange animal really lives in Iran.

  • Rare spider-tailed horned viper spotted in western Iran 2020-07-11 17:05

    Rare spider-tailed horned viper spotted in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Spider-tailed horned vipers, unique species of viper endemic to western Iran being pushed toward extinction through poaching, was spotted in the western province of Kermanshah, the provincial department of environment chief has announced.

  • Illegal trade of unique Persian horned viper banned 2019-08-27 19:09

    Illegal trade of unique Persian horned viper banned

    TEHRAN – Illegal trade of spider-tailed horned viper, a unique species of viper endemic to western Iran, has been banned by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Hamid Zohrabi, deputy Department of Environment (DOE) chief has announced.

  • CITES seeking to ban rare spider-tailed horned viper trade 2019-03-12 21:57

    CITES seeking to ban rare spider-tailed horned viper trade

    TEHRAN – The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has proposed to ban illegal trade of spider-tailed horned viper, a unique species of viper endemic to western Iran being pushed toward extinction through poaching, ISNA reported on Tuesday.