diamondback rattlesnake


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diamondback rattlesnake

n.
Either of two large venomous rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus or C. atrox) found in the southern and western United States and in Mexico and having diamond-shaped markings on the back.
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Noun1.diamondback rattlesnake - large deadly rattlesnake with diamond-shaped markingsdiamondback rattlesnake - large deadly rattlesnake with diamond-shaped markings
rattler, rattlesnake - pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
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Some observations on the development of Porocephalus crotali (Pentastomida: Porocephalidae) in the western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox).
Before they embarked, hunters were educated on the importance of carrying fresh water and sunscreen into the Everglades while learning how to avoid other deadly predators in the park, especially the venomous Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake.
2) Specifically, they are the Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix), Canebrake rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus atricaudatus), Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus), Pigmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius), and Cottonmouth or Water Moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus).
A western diamondback rattlesnake, which is responsible for the second highest number of snakebite deaths in the US, lives in a privatelyowned flat in Aberdeen city centre.
Diamond-shaped shadows look like the skin of a western diamondback rattlesnake.
There's a sort of horrific fascination in hearing the menacing rattle of the western diamondback rattlesnake, the bizarre popping and sucking sounds of the western hooknose snake - and best of all, the deep, hollow and chilling hiss of the African puff adder.
Based on his description and location, it was probably a western diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox.
The base was nicknamed after the western diamondback rattlesnake because of their massive presence during the construction of the Peyote Army Airfield.
EASTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE ONE of the larger species of rattlesnake, the eastern diamondback is common to the arid south western United States.
Life history traits of the western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) studied from roundup samples in Oklahoma.
Observations of maternal behavior and neonate aggregation in the western diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox (Crotalidac).