Life history, population characteristics and conservation of the Hungarian meadow viper ( Vipera ursinii rakosiensis )

@inproceedings{Ujvari2000LifeHP,
  title={Life history, population characteristics and conservation of the Hungarian meadow viper ( Vipera ursinii rakosiensis )},
  author={Beata Ujvari and Zolt{\'a}n Kors{\'o}s and Tam{\'a}s P{\'e}chy},
  year={2000}
}
During a continuous population study of Vipera ursinii rakosiensis , 79 specimens were measured in the Ž eld, between 1993 and 1997. Body length and body mass of six juveniles were compared to those of 43 more specimens which were kept during their Ž rst winter in terraria. SigniŽ cant differences were found in favour of the juveniles kept in captivity, whereas a comparison with earlier data from 1953 showed a strong decline in juvenile body mass. Based on body size, three age classes could be… CONTINUE READING

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