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Kaznakov’s Viper

Endemic to Turkey, Georgia and Russia, the Kaznakov’s Viper is a species of highly venomous viper that was named in honor of Russian naturalist Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kaznakov.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Viperinae
    Genus Vipera
    Species V. kaznakovi
    Scientific name Vipera kaznakovi

    Other Names Caucasus viper, Kaznakow’s viper, Kaznakov’s viper, Caucasus adder
    Length 65 to 70 cm (26 to 28 in)
    Coloration Grayish to brownish black
    Distribution Turkey, Georgia and Russia
    Habitat Forested slopes of mountains, the beds of wet ravines and post-forested clearings
    Diet Rodents and amphibians including frogs and toads
    Venom Fact Venomous
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on January 13th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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