genus Crotalus


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Noun1.genus Crotalus - large rattlesnakesgenus Crotalus - large rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing prey
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Crotalidae, family Crotalidae - New World vipers: pit vipers
banded rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus horridus, timber rattlesnake - widely distributed in rugged ground of eastern United States
Crotalus viridis, prairie rattler, prairie rattlesnake, Western rattlesnake - widely distributed between the Mississippi and the Rockies
Crotalus cerastes, horned rattlesnake, sidewinder - small pale-colored desert rattlesnake of southwestern United States; body moves in an s-shaped curve
Crotalus atrox, Western diamondback, Western diamondback rattlesnake - largest and most dangerous North American snake; of southwestern United States and Mexico
Crotalus lepidus, rock rattlesnake - mountain rock dweller of Mexico and most southern parts of United States southwest
Crotalus tigris, tiger rattlesnake - having irregularly cross-banded back; of arid foothills and canyons of southern Arizona and Mexico
Crotalus scutulatus, Mojave rattlesnake - extremely dangerous; most common in areas of scattered scrubby growth; from Mojave Desert to western Texas and into Mexico
Crotalus mitchellii, speckled rattlesnake - markings vary but usually harmonize with background; of southwestern Arizona and Baja California
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Attacks by snakes of the genus Crotalus are less frequent, while attacks by Lachesis and Micrurus are rare (6).
and Evelyn Ernst, who taught high school chemistry and biology, offer the second volume in their set on venomous reptiles of North America, focusing on 21 rattlesnake species of the genus Crotalus of the family Viperidae found in the US, Canada, and northern Mexico, for readers interested in venom, snakes, and herpetology.