Viperidae Viperinae Montivipera xanthina Vipera aspis
Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nose-horned Viper

V. ammodytes (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult ssp. ruffoi Bruno, 1968, Ora (Trento), Italy
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

V. ammodytes (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Neum, Bosnia
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

V. ammodytes (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

V. ammodytes (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

V. ammodytes (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Amoudià (Parga), Greece
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

V. ammodytes (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

V. ammodytes (© Stjepan MekiniŠ)

Adult, Kamesnica, Croatia
(Photo by Stjepan MekiniŠ)

V. ammodytes (© Stefan Dummermuth)

Adult (male), Slovenia, May 2002
(Photo by Stefan Dummermuth)

V. ammodytes (© Stefan Dummermuth)

Adult (female), Krk, Croatia, July 2005
(Photo by Stefan Dummermuth)

V. ammodytes (© Stefan Dummermuth)

Adult (female), Krk, Croatia, July 2005
(Photo by Stefan Dummermuth)

V. ammodytes (© Stefan Dummermuth)

Adult (male), Parga, Greece, October 2004
(Photo by Stefan Dummermuth)


Distribution:
Austria (Kärnten, Südsteiermark), NE Italy, W Hungary, Yugoslavia: Croatia (including some adriatic islands), Slovenia, Bosnia and Hercegowina, Monte Negro, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece (incl. Paros, Antiparos, Strongylo, Andros), Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria?, Lebanon?

Similar species:
Vipera aspis (Viperidae)

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