Crotalus scutulatus

Crotalus scutulatus KENNICOTT 1861

Common Names

Scutulatus (English)

Languages: English

Overview

Common Names

Mojave rattlesnake

Huamantlan rattlesnake

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Southwestern USA (southern California, southern Nevada, extreme southwestern Utah, most of Arizona, southern New Mexico, and western Texas) southward through much of Mexico to southern Puebla (McDiarmid et al., 1999).

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

Habitat

Deserts and other xeric vegetational associations from sea level to 2500 m elevation (McDiarmid et al., 1999).

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

Additional Notes

Notes

Holotype: ANSP 7069 (formerly USNM 5027) (McDiarmid et al., 1999).

Type-locality: None given.  Smith and Taylor, 1950, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33:313-380[353], proposed "Wickenburg, Maricopa County, Arizona" (McDiarmid et al., 1999).

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

Taxonomy

  • Caudisona scutulata Kennicott, 1861 (synonym)
  • Crotalus confluentus kellyi AMARAL 1929 (synonym)

References

McDiarmid, R. W., Campbell J. A., & Touré T'S. A. (1999).  Snake species of the world: A taxonomic and geographic reference.. 1, 511. Washington, DC: The Herpetologists' League.