Author: Juan Timms Rangel

Collaborators: Daniel Gómez and Fernando Arranz

Introduction: This website shows the work accomplished after several years of studying the three species of viper which inhabit the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal); Lataste´s viper (Vipera latastei), Asp viper (Vipera aspis) and Seoane´s viper (Vipera seoanei).
Juan Timms Rangel

The main goal of the website is to share and disseminate all the compiled information on the three species and to try and clarify as far as possible the classification of the different populations, as well as to put forward knowledge about their biology and behaviour in their natural environment. It also includes an interesting document about venomous snakebites and their treatment.

This website would not be complete without a commitment in trying to change people´s belief that vipers are harmful and evil creatures that should be exterminated - because like all other field predators snakes fulfil a mayor role in keeping rodent plagues under control.

The work is not yet finished, and as new specimens are being studied they will be included in the website, also the distribution maps will be updated. The author would like to thank all the people who have contributed to the website in supplying with information and photographs of viper specimens:

  • Alberto Barreiro
  • Angel Ruiz Elizalde
  • Carlos Garriz
  • Daniel Bohle
  • David Martí
  • Edgar Wefer
  • Emilio Belmonte
  • Fernando dos Santos
  • Gabri Martínez
  • Gonzalo Gil
  • Honorio Iglesias García
  • Isidoro Delgado Jiménez
  • Jairo Cuevas
  • Jorge Doblado
  • José Antonio Aguilera Girón
  • José García Roldán
  • Juan Avalos
  • Juan Pablo González de la Vega
  • Luis Almudévar Arnall
  • Manolo Delgado Triguero
  • Manuel Martínez
  • Marco Caetano
  • Miguel Angel Jorquera
  • Oscar Zuazo
  • Paco Claveria
  • Peter van Issem
  • Rafael Vázquez Graña
  • Ralf Haelker
  • Raúl Doblado
  • Rubén Duro
  • Sheriyar Bokhari

Contact: Anyone who wishes to contribute with additional information, photos, localities, etc. may do so by writing to the email address displayed in “contact”.

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