Crotalus cerastes

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Noun1.Crotalus cerastes - small pale-colored desert rattlesnake of southwestern United StatesCrotalus cerastes - small pale-colored desert rattlesnake of southwestern United States; body moves in an s-shaped curve
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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Bioenergetic correlates of foraging mode for the snakes Crotalus cerastes and Masticophis flagellum.
In tests on sandy inclines, Crotalus cerastes snakes easily outslithered 13 other kinds of pit vipers and a robotic snake, says physicist Daniel Goldman of Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Ecological significance of movements and activity range for the sidewinder, Crotalus cerastes. Copeia, 1994(3):631-645.
TABLE 1 Comparison of the N-terminal amino acid sequence of bothrasperin with other disintegrins isolated from snake venoms Sequence Disintegrin Snake species EAGEEXDXGTE * bothrasperin ** Bothrops asper EAGEECDCGTP jararacin Bothrops jararaca EAGEECDCGTP cerastin Crotalus cerastes cerastes EAGEECDCGAP lachesin Lachesis muta EAGEECDCGSP lutosin Crotalus viridis lutosus AGEECDCGSP crotatroxin Crotalus atrox EAGIECDCGSL molossin Crotalus molossus molossus AGEECDCGSP durissin Crotalus durissus durissus AGEECDCGSP viridin Crotalus viridis viridis EAGEECDCGSP cereberin Crotalus viridis cerebelus AGEECDCGSP basilicin Crotalus basilicus * "X" indicates an undetermined residue, possibly Cys.
There are reports of helminths for Crotalus cerastes, C.
Sidewinding means that short-bodied snakes such as the Egyptian asp (Cerastes cerastes), the Namib desert viper (Bitis peringueyi), and the American desert rattlesnake, or sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes) can move fast over smooth sandy surfaces while preventing most of their body from coming into contact with the hot soil surface (see figure 67).
Autecology of the Mojave Desert sidewinder, Crotalus cerastes cerastes, at Kelso Dunes, Mojave Desert, California, USA.
A preliminary analysis of the movement and home range size of the sidewinder, Crotalus cerastes, p.
merriami), and a common predator, the Mojave Desert sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes).

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