Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Colubridae > Genus: Coluber > Species: Coluber viridiflavus

Dark green snake - Coluber viridiflavus Lacepède, 1789

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Favourable
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Favourable
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • urban
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1284

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.

World

Not evaluated

Europe

Least Concern

EU

Not evaluated

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
Biacco Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Couleuvre verte et jaune French Gasc J.P. and al.
Culebra verdiamarilla Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Dark green snake English Gasc J.P. and al.
Gelbgrüne Zornnatter German Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Zamenis viridiflavus Duméril & Bibron, 1854

Other resources

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

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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