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Macrovipera schweizeri.JPG
A Milos Viper, Macrovipera schweizeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Viperinae
Genus: Macrovipera

Macrovipera is a genus of venomous vipers, found in semi-deserts of North Africa, Middle East, and Milos Archipelago in the Aegean Sea. Macrovipera are commonly known as the "Large Palearctic Vipers". The Large Palearctic Viper is responsible for many bites in Africa and western Asia each year. There are four species currently found.

Description[change | change source]

Besides the Milos Viper, all the vipers in this group grow up to the length 1.5 meters.

Where they live[change | change source]

The Large Palearctic Viper lives in dry regions of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunis in North Africa, east to Pakistan, Kashmir, and India, north to Milos Archipelago in the Aegean Sea, and Armenia and Dagestan in Russia.

Species[change | change source]