family Crotalidae


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Noun1.family Crotalidae - New World vipers: pit vipers
reptile family - a family of reptiles
pit viper - New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head
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
genus Sistrurus, Sistrurus - pygmy rattlesnakes
Bothrops, genus Bothrops - fer-de-lance
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sirtalis (Linnaeus), common I garter snake Virginia valeriae Baird & Girard, S western earth snake Family Crotalidae (pit vipers) Agkistrodon controtrix S, WC (Linnaeus), northern copperhead A.