Lataste's Viper

The Lataste's Viper is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Lataste's viper or the snub-nosed viper is present throughout the rest of the Peninsula, though like most snakes, nowhere is it common. It takes its name from the prominent horn between its eyes. More

Variation in the diet of the Lataste's viper Vipera latastei in the Iberian Peninsula: seasonal, sexual and size-related effects Export = by: Santos, Xavier, Llorente, A. Gustavo, Pleguezuelos, M. Juan, Brito, C. Jose, Fahd, Soumia, Parellada, XavierAnimal Biology, Vol. 57, No. 1. (2007), pp. 49-61. More

By far the commonest of the vipers, Lataste's viper, is present throughout the rest of the Peninsula, though nowhere is it common. It is grey, short (around 50cm) and is distinguished by its triangular head and the zigzag pattern on its back. More

lataste's viper at serpo Photo submitted by leon baarsen Vipera latastei is a venomous viper species found in extreme southwestern Europe and northwestern Africa Extreme southwestern Europe (France, Portugal and Spain) and northwestern Africa (the Mediterranean More

Common names

Escurçó ibèric in Catalan - Català
Lataste's Viper in English - English
Lataste’s Viper in English - English
Stulpnasenotter in German - Deutsch
Vipera latastei in French - français
Vipera latasti in Spanish - español
Żmija iberyjska in Polish - polski
Курносая гадюка in Russian - русский язык

Order : Squamata
Family : Viperidae
Genus : Vipera
Species : Vipera latastei
Authority : BOSCA 1878