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Vipera aspis atra

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Squamata
Family  Viperidae
Scientific name  Vipera aspis atra
Higher classification  Vipera aspis
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Suborder  Serpentes
Subfamily  Viperinae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Subspecies
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Vipera aspis atra is a venomous viper subspecies endemic to France, Switzerland and Italy.


Geographic range

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It is found in western Switzerland, northwestern Italy, Spain, and southeastern France. Mallow et al. (2003) describe the range only as "portions of Switzerland".

Conservation status

This subspecies is classified as Vulnerable (VU) according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (v3.1, 2001).


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A recent study by Ursenbacher et al. (2006) suggests that V. a. atra may not be a valid subspecies.

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Vipera aspis atra Wikipedia

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