About this object

A thick-bodied viper with flat snout. Most have clearly marked dark, zig-zag stripe along the back, males are pften whitish or pale grey whilst females are often brown or reddish with dark brown markings. Length up to 65 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Vipera berus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Common Viper
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Dorset: Wareham
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Ian Prestt, 1963
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: V20/61; previous number: 1964.57.120-121
Object view = Natural Science
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