Scientific name Vipera aspis atra
Higher classification Vipera aspis
|Similar Vipera aspis, Vipera, Snake, Reptile, Vipers|
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Vipera aspis atra is a venomous viper subspecies endemic to France, Switzerland and Italy.
It is found in western Switzerland, northwestern Italy, Spain, and southeastern France. Mallow et al. (2003) describe the range only as "portions of Switzerland".
This subspecies is classified as Vulnerable (VU) according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (v3.1, 2001).
A recent study by Ursenbacher et al. (2006) suggests that V. a. atra may not be a valid subspecies.
ReferencesVipera aspis atra Wikipedia
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