Viperidae

Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Viperidae

Thumbnail description

Small to large venomous snakes with hollow fangs attached to shortened, movable maxillary bones

Number of genera, species

36 genera; 256 species

Habitat

Deserts, steppes, mountains, forests, meadows, and savannas

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 7 species; Endangered: 4 species; Vulnerable: 7 species; Data Deficient: 1 species

Distribution

Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, Central America, and South America

Distribution

Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, Central America, and South America

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