Crotalus atrox is what?
Crotalus atrox is the western diamondback rattlesnake.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. The western diamondback rattlesnake. The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. The genus Crotalus refers to rattlesnakes, and the genus Sistrurus to pygmy rattlesnakes, differentiated by size and 9 large scales on the top of their head. The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. The genus Crotalus refers to rattlesnakes, and the genus Sistrurus to pygmy rattlesnakes, differentiated by size and 9 large scales on the top of their head.
All snakes have there own distinct scientific name. For instance, the western diamondback in referred to as crotalus atrox. The black mamba is Dendroaspis polylepis. Most rattlesnakes belong to the crotalus family i.e. eastern diamondback is crotalus adamanteus and the Mojave rattlesnake is crotalus scrutulatus this is a sub-species, all snakes belong to the reptilia class and the serpentes sub-order.
California. It is home to 8 species of venomous snakes, all Rattlesnakes: Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis helleri) Great Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis lutosus) Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis oreganus) Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) Red Diamondback (Crotalus ruber) Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes) Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii) And last but not least, the Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutalatus) Florida comes in second with six species of venomous snakes, three Rattlesnakes(Eastern Diamondback, Timber, and Pygmy) and three others(Copperhead…
Yes, New Mexico has a large number of rattlesnake species: Crotalus atrox - Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus cerberus - Arizona Black Rattlesnake Crotalus lepidus klauberi - Banded Rock Rattlesnake Crotalus lepidus lepidus - Mottled Rock Rattlesnake Crotalus molossus molossus - Northern Black-Tailed Rattlesnake Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus - Mojave Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis - Prairie Rattlesnake Crotalus willardi obscurus - New Mexico Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii - Desert Massasauga