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Vipera  Laurenti, 1768
Taxonomic Serial No.: 202180

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyViperidae Oppel, 1811 – Pit Vipers, Vipers  
                                     SubfamilyViperinae Oppel, 1811  
                                        GenusVipera Laurenti, 1768  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Vipera altaica Tuniyev, Nilson and Andrén, 2010  
                                           Species Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758) – Nose-horned Viper 
                                           Species Vipera anatolica Eiselt and Baran, 1970 – Anatolian Meadow Viper 
                                           Species Vipera aspis (Linnaeus, 1758) – Asp Viper 
                                           Species Vipera barani Böhme and Joger, 1983 – Turkish Viper 
                                           Species Vipera berus (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                           Species Vipera darevskii Vedmederya, Orlov and Tuniyev, 1986 – Darevsky's Viper 
                                           Species Vipera dinniki Nikolsky, 1913 – Dinnik's Viper 
                                           Species Vipera eriwanensis (Reuss, 1933)  
                                           Species Vipera kaznakovi Nikolsky, 1909 – Caucasus Viper 
                                           Species Vipera latastei Bosca, 1878 – Lataste's Viper 
                                           Species Vipera lotievi Nilson, Tuniyev, Orlov, Hoggren and Andrén, 1995 – Lotiev's Viper 
                                           Species Vipera magnifica Tuniyev and Ostrovskikh, 2001  
                                           Species Vipera monticola Saint Girons, 1953 – Mountain Viper 
                                           Species Vipera olguni (Tuniyev, Avci, Tuniyev, A. L. Agasian and L. A. Agasian, 2012)  
                                           Species Vipera orlovi Tuniyev and Ostrovskikh, 2001  
                                           Species Vipera pontica Billing, Nilson and Sattler, 1990 – Black Sea Viper 
                                           Species Vipera renardi (Christoph, 1861) – Steppe Viper 
                                           Species Vipera seoanei Lataste, 1879 – Portugese Viper 
                                           Species Vipera shemakhensis (Tuniyev, Orlov, Tuniyev and Kidov, 2013)  
                                           Species Vipera transcaucasiana Boulenger, 1913  
                                           Species Vipera ursinii (Bonaparte, 1835) – Meadow Viper, Orsinis Viper 
                                           Species Vipera walser Ghielmi, Menegon, Marsden, Laddaga and Ursenbacher, 2016  

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Vipera    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Vipera   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1   
  Page(s): xi + 511   
  Publisher: The Herpetologists' League   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-893777-01-4, 1-893777-00-6  
  Reference for: Vipera   

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