Colubridae Colubrinae Hemorrhois nummifer Hierophis viridiflavus
Hierophis gemonensis (Laurenti, 1768)
Balkan Whip Snake

= Coluber gemonensis Laurenti, 1768

H. gemonensis (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Bar, Montenegro
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

H. gemonensis (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Loutsa (Parga), Greece
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

H. gemonensis (© Stjepan MekiniŠ)

Adult, Gata, Croatia
(Photo by Stjepan MekiniŠ)

H. gemonensis (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Ag. Triada (Crete), Greece
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

H. gemonensis (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Ag. Triada (Crete), Greece
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

H. gemonensis (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Ag. Triada (Crete), Greece
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

H. gemonensis (© Paolo Mazzei)

Young, Ag. Triada (Crete), Greece
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

H. gemonensis (© Paolo Mazzei)

Young, Ulcinj, Crna Gora (Montenegro), September 1984
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

H. gemonensis (© Dejan Horvaticek)

Young, Croatia
(Photo by Dejan Horvaticek)

H. gemonensis (© Dejan Horvaticek)

Young, Croatia
(Photo by Dejan Horvaticek)


Distribution:
NE Italy (only near Trieste), W Yugoslavia: coastal Croatia (including some Adriatic islands), Slovenia, Hercegowina, Monte Negro, Albania, Greece (Crete, Corfou)

Similar species:
Dolichophis caspius (Colubridae)
Hemorrhois hippocrepis (Colubridae)
Hierophis viridiflavus (Colubridae)

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