Crotalus viridis

Crotalus viridis RAFINESQUE 1818

Common Names

Viridis (English)

Languages: English

Overview

Common Names

Prairie rattlesnake

Western rattlesnake

Plains rattlesnake

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

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Southwestern Canada (southern British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan), western United States, and northern Mexico (Mcdiarmid et al., 1999).

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

Habitat

Various habitats from sea level to over 2500 m elevation (McDiarmid et al., 1999).

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

Additional Notes

Notes

Types: none designated (McDiarmid et al., 1999).

Type-locality: "the Upper Missouri" (Valley, USA).  Smith and Taylor (1950) proposed an emendation to "Gross, Boyd County, Nebraska." (McDiarmid et al., 1999).

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

Taxonomy

  • Crotalinus viridis RAFINESQUE 1818 (synonym)

References

McDiarmid, R. W., Campbell J. A., & TourĂ© T'S. A. (1999).  Snake species of the world: A taxonomic and geographic reference.. 1, 511. Washington, DC: The Herpetologists' League.
Smith, H M., & Taylor E H. (1950).  An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. 253.