Crotalus atrox

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Noun1.Crotalus atrox - largest and most dangerous North American snake; of southwestern United States and Mexico
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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The western diamond-backed rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) is a strict carnivore and an important meso-predator across a variety of biotic communities in the Southwest (Nowak et al.
Female reproduction in the western diamond-backed rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox (Serpentes: Viperidae), from Arizona.
Another, the Australian Colletts tiger snake, has venom 70 times stronger than the western diamond-backed rattlesnake which kills 14 people each year in the United States.

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