Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Viperidae > Genus: Macrovipera > Species: Macrovipera schweizeri

Cyclades blunt-nosed viper - Macrovipera schweizeri (Werner, 1935)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 4 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code 1296

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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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

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Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cyclades blunt-nosed viper English Gasc J.P. and al.
Kykladenotter German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Milostotter German Gasc J.P. and al.
Víbora de las Cícladas Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Vipère des Cyclades French Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Vipera schweizeri Nilson & Andrén, 1988
Vipera lebetina schweizeri Werner, 1935

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2008-02-22 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Macrovipera schweizeri
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