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

Caucasus viper - Vipera kaznakovi (Nikolsky, 1909)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
Natura 2000 species code 2008


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Not evaluated


Not evaluated

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

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Caucasus viper English Gasc J.P. and al.
Kaukasusotter German Gasc J.P. and al.
Siyah engerek Turkish Gasc J.P. and al.
Vipère du Caucase French Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Coluber kaznakovi Nikolsky, 1909
Vipera berus ornata Basoglu, 1947

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