Lizards represent about one-quarter of the diet of the Sistrurus
miliarius snakes in Florida.
It supports populations of the state endangered eastern massasauga (Sistrurus
catenatus), state threatened Kirtland's watersnake (Clonophis kirtlandii), black-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) and Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus).
Assessment of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes Sistrurus
catenatus in Berrien County Historical Sites.
Distribution and Status of the Western Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus
miliarius streckeri) in Tennessee.
Calvete, "Venom proteomes of closely related Sistrurus
rattlesnakes with divergent diets," Journal of Proteome Research, vol.
Habitat selection as the mechanism for thermoregulation in a northern population of massasauga rattlesnakes (Sistrurus
In particular, common rattlesnake (Crotalus and Sistrurus
genera) venom components include metalloproteinases, serine proteases, phospholipases [A.sub.2] (PL[A.sub.2]s), L-amino acid oxidases (LAAOs), Cysteine-Rich Secretory Proteins (CRISPs), C-type lectin-like, disintegrins and vasoactive peptides [5,6,10].
Both radiotelemetry and fiber-optic scopes have been used to locate hibernacula and observe Sistrurus
catenatus rattlesnakes (smith, 2009); however, their combined use has not been reported for study of lizards.
The eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus
catenatus), has experienced range-wide population declines and is a candidate for listing under the U.S.
AND NASSER, H., 1999.An in vitro and in vivo study of some biological and biochemical effects of Sistrurus
Malarius Barbouri venom.
Nucleotide sequence of GSSG-TLE shows the highest homologies of 95.9% with calobin (Agkistrodon ussuriensis), 94.3% with TLE (Agkistrodon halys pallas), 90.7% with serine proteinase 6 (Adamanteus), 90.4% with serine proteinase (Sistrurus
catenatus edwardsi), 89.8% with serine protease 1 (Trimeresurus stejnegeri) and serine protease (Trimeresurus gramineus), 89.7% with serine protease KN7 precursor (Trimeresurus stejnegeri) and 89.6% with serine protease (Bothrops jararacussu) and TLE (Gloydius shedaoensis).