Vipera– Eurasian vipers

Small in size, strong in venom

This genus often has small, sturdy members. They can be distinguished from the rest of the body by their head, which has a triangular shape. Members of this genus exhibit a wide variety of color patterns and camouflage: ranging from a greyish ground color with dark brown transverse bands to browner shades with grey transverse bands.

Most species in this genus favor cooler, drier, and rockier habitats and are poisonous, with different toxicity levels.