Over the last years, these species or subspecies were discovered and described:
Other new species, whose existence has been proven very likely because of molecular genetic differences, still have to be described.
Equally important are the reconstructions of the evolutionary tree of various snake and lizard species. This research is used to determine the degree to which species are related, which stem lineage they developed from and how they entered their current habitat.
Sometimes surprising discoveries are made. The research of vipers from the Caucasus region revealed that several species didn’t have distinct genomes but developed through the bastardization of two different species.
Students who are working on their master’s or doctoral thesis often contribute to these projects; this includes scholarship holders from Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Morocco, Libya, Yemen, and Iran.