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The Alps
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(d) Reptiles in the Alps

Several Reptiles are found even in the upper region of the Alps, though none are very common. Of three venomous species of viper, Vipera berus ascends to about 8000 feet; and the black viper (V. prester) also reaches the Alpine region. V. redii is confined to the warmer Italian valley. The snakes and lizards frequent the lower zones, excepting Lacerta pyrrhogastra, which is sometimes seen in the upper region.

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