Vipera berus sachalinensis

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Vipera berus sachalinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Viperinae
Genus: Vipera
Species: V. berus
Subspecies: V. b. sachalinensis
Trinomial name
Vipera berus sachalinensis
Zarevskij, 1917
  • Vipera berus sachalinensis - Zarevskij, 1917
  • Vipera sachalinensis - Mertens, 1934
  • Vipera (Vipera) berus sachalinensis - Obst, 1983[1]

Common names: (none).  
Vipera berus sachalinensis is a venomous viper subspecies[2] found in the Russian Far East, China, North Korea and on Sakhalin Island.[3]

Geographic range

Found in the Russian Far East (Amur), China (Jilin), North Korea and on Sakhalin Island.[3]


McDiarmid et al. (1999) follow Golay et al. (1993) and recognize V. b. sachalinensis as a subspecies of V. berus.[1] However, is has been considered a full species in recent literature.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. Vipera berus sachalinensis (TSN 635258) at Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Accessed 27 June 2007.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mallow D, Ludwig D, Nilson G. 2003. True Vipers: Natural History and Toxinology of Old World Vipers. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida. 359 pp. ISBN 0-89464-877-2.