Taxon profile


Vipera berus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Squamata - lizards and snakes »  family Viperidae - vipers »  genus Vipera - Common Vipers »  species group Pelias

Scientific synonyms

Coluber berus Linnaeus, 1758
Vipera (Pelias) berus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pelias berus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Coluber vipera anglorum Laurenti, 1768
Vipera (Pelias) berus f. ochracea asymmetrica Reuss, 1923
Vipera (Pelias) berus f. bilineata Reuss, 1924
Vipera berus f. brunneomarcata A.F. Reuss, 1923
Coluber caeruleus Sheppard, 1804
Coluber chersea Linnaeus, 1758
Pelias berus var. chersea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other names

= Common Cross Adder
= Common European Adder
= Common European Viper
= Cross Adder
= Crossed Viper


juvenile animal

Vipera berus

Author: Martin Domek

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Coronella austriaca Laurenti, 1768 - Smooth Snake


Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Vipera berus berus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Vipera berus berus

subspecies Vipera berus bosniensis Boettger, 1889

Vipera berus bosniensis

subspecies Vipera berus marasso (Polini, 1818) - Alpine Common Adder
subspecies Vipera berus sachalinensis Zarevskij, 1917

Unplaced taxa

form Vipera berus m. chersea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Vipera berus m. chersea

form Vipera berus m. prester (Linnaeus, 1758) - Melanistic Adder

Vipera berus m. prester

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [214764]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Vipera berus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN HR Check lists of Croatian Reptiles [as Vipera berus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 31 July 2012

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