New phylogeny of Colubroidea

The phylogeny of advanced snakes (Colubroidea), with discovery of a new subfamily and comparison of support methods for likelihood trees

Vipera latastei in North Africa and climate change.

This article discusses the effects of climate change on the relict populations of Vipera latastei in North Africa. The prediction is not very optimistic:

Brito et al., 2011. Climate change and peripheral populations: predictions for a relict Mediterranean viper. Acta Herpetologica 6(1): 105-118