Crotalus atrox

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Related to Crotalus atrox: Western diamondback rattlesnake
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Noun1.Crotalus atrox - largest and most dangerous North American snake; of southwestern United States and Mexico
rattler, rattlesnake - pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
Crotalus, genus Crotalus - large rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing prey
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Western diamond-backed rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox (Serpentes: Viperidae), gain water by harvesting and drinking rain, sleet, and snow.
Fourteen adult rattlesnakes were used as subjects (4 Crotalus viridis, 3 Crotalus atrox, 3 Crotalus oreganus, 2 Crotalus helleri, 1 Crotalus horridus, and 1 Crotalus lutosus).
One of the most prevalent is the avoidance of the various species of Crotalus--which, in my neck of the woods, includes Crotalus atrox, Crotalus lepidus and Crotalus viridis in particular.
Winter profile of plasma sex steroid levels in free-living male western diamond-backed rattlesnakes, Crotalus atrox (Serpentes: Viperidae).
However, other rattlesnake species may have an annual, biennial or triennial reproductive cycle in different parts of their range: Crotalus atrox (Tinkle 1962; Fitch and Pisani 19 93; Price 1998; Werler and Dixon 2000); Crotalus viridis (Rahn 1942; Diller and Wallace 1988; Macartney and Gregory 1988).
Crotalus atrox regularly consumed lagomorphs at the three national monuments (Table 1).
Female reproduction in the western diamond-backed rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox (Serpentes: Viperidae), from Arizona.
Tetrathyridia have been previously found in Masticophis flagellum from Texas by Conn and McAllister (1990) and from Crotalus atrox, C.