Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Viperidae > Genus: Vipera > Species: Vipera ammodytes

Nose-horned viper - Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Bad
Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unknown
Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1295

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Boynuzlu engerek Turkish Gasc J.P. and al.
Europäische Hornviper German Gasc J.P. and al.
Neperka Albanian Gasc J.P. and al.
Nose-horned viper English Gasc J.P. and al.
Poskok Croatian Gasc J.P. and al.
Sandviper German Gasc J.P. and al.
Vipère des sables French Gasc J.P. and al.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

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External data

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

33 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Provincia Autonoma Bolzano/Bozen 2014-11-14 2014-11-30 100 individuals in the period 2014-2016 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Bolzano/Bozen 2014-11-14 2014-11-30 100 individuals in the period 2014-2016 Application of tag for radiotracking No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2014-04-03 2014-12-31 10 individuals in the period 2014-2016 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Toscana 2014-04-03 2014-12-31 10 individuals in the period 2014-2016 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Sardegna 2014-04-03 2014-12-31 10 individuals in the period 2014-2016 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-11-30 The permit allows 30 individuals from each species to be caught. Capture No impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-11-30 The permit allows 30 individuals from each species to be caught. Capture No impact
Bulgaria 2011-03-15 2013-03-15 The permit allows 50 individuals from each species to be caught. Capture No impact
Bulgaria 2011-03-15 2013-03-15 The permit allows 50 individuals from each species to be caught. Temporary keeping in captivity of 15% of each species from permitted catch for not more than 2 moths. No impact
Slovenia 2010-05-27 2060-05-27 za namene raziskovanja se lahko iz narave odvzame neomejeno število mrtvih živali Keeping of dead species ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-27 2060-05-27 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Capture ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-27 2060-05-27 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Deliberate disturbance ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-27 2060-05-27 za namene raziskovanja se lahko iz narave odvzame neomejeno število mrtvih živali Keeping of dead species ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-27 2060-05-27 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Capture ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-27 2060-05-27 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Deliberate disturbance ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-12 2060-05-12 neomejeno število mrtvih živali je dovoljeno odvzeti iz narave Keeping of dead species ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-12 2060-05-12 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Capture ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-12 2060-05-12 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Deliberate disturbance ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-12 2060-05-12 neomejeno število mrtvih živali je dovoljeno odvzeti iz narave Keeping of dead species ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-12 2060-05-12 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Capture ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-12 2060-05-12 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Deliberate disturbance ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-04-22 2010-12-31 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Capture ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-04-22 2010-12-31 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Deliberate disturbance ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-04-22 2010-12-31 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Capture ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-04-22 2010-12-31 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Deliberate disturbance ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2009-09-09 2009-31-12 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Capture ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2009-09-09 2009-31-12 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Deliberate disturbance ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2009-09-09 2009-31-12 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Capture ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2009-09-09 2009-31-12 za namene raziskovanja se lahko ujame in nato izpusti na mestu ujetja neomejeno število živali Deliberate disturbance ni vpliva na populacijo
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2008-03-21 2008-06-30 Number of individuals licensed unknown Transport No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2008-03-21 2008-06-30 Number of individuals licensed unknown Capture for keeping in captivity No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2007-03-21 2007-06-30 Number of individuals licensed unknown Transport No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2007-03-21 2007-06-30 Number of individuals licensed unknown Capture for keeping in captivity No evidence of a significant impact
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