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    • Vipera ammodytes
    • Coluber ammodytes
    • Vipera aspis balcanica
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    • Europäische Hornotter
    • Europäische Sandotter
  • English
    • Nose-horned Viper
  • Italian
    • Vipera dal corno

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Nose-horned Viper Vipera ammodytes

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April 21, 2006

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May 1, 2014 10:43 AM CEST

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April 30, 2012 01:22 PM CEST

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August 21, 2014 01:04 PM SAST

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May 3, 2014

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August 29, 2014

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Nose-horned Viper Vipera ammodytes

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May 11, 2001

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Ralev A., Popovic M., Ruzic M., Shurulinkov P., Daskalova G., Spasov l., Crnobrnja-Isailovic J., 2013. A new record of Testudo graeca ibera Pallas, 1814, in southern Serbia. - Herpetozoa, 25 (3/4): 151-153.

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sindic

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June 12, 2012

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Dead on road; a large Scolopendra in the stomach

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Nose-horned Viper Vipera ammodytes

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sindic

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April 24, 2001

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Dead on road

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May 1, 2012

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1 young.

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Nose-horned Viper Vipera ammodytes

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sindic

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April 30, 2012

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Dead on road

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Nose-horned Viper Vipera ammodytes

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sindic

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April 30, 2007
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Description from Wikipedia

Vipera ammodytes is a venomous viper species found in southern Europe through to the Balkans and parts of the Middle East. It is reputed to be the most dangerous of the European vipers due to its large size, long fangs (up to 13 mm) and high venom toxicity. The specific name, ammodytes, is derived from the Greek words ammos, meaning "sand", and dutes, meaning "burrower" or "diver"; not a very good name for an animal that actually...

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Of least concern (LC) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough (30% or greater) to qualify for listing in a more threatened category at the global level.
  • Italy
    LC - Minor Preoccupazione (Source: IUCN Liste Rosse Italiane)
    Alcune popolazioni sono localizzate e isolate dal resto dell'areale italiano (Veneto e Alto Adige), Bonato et al. (2007) riportano la scomparsa di varie popolazioni poste nella porzione occidentale dell'areale tuttavia la specie è valutata a Minor Preoccupazione (LC) perché malgrado il suo areale è inferiore di 20000 km2, la popolazione è presumibilmente ampia e non ci sono minacce rilevanti. Sull'altopiano carsico in particolare la specie è diffusa e in contatto con le popolazioni di Slovenia e Croazia.
Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.
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