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Timber Rattlesnakes Help Keep Lyme Disease In Check
2013-08-06 08:23:05

Timber rattlesnake indirectly benefits humankind by keeping Lyme disease in check.

Endangered Species Status Considered For Eastern Diamondback
2012-05-13 04:38:48

Officials with the US Fish and Wildlife Service are reportedly mulling over whether or not to grant endangered species protection to the venomous eastern diamondback rattlesnake.

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus)
2011-08-25 09:46:00

Conservation groups want the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the eastern diamondback rattlesnake as threatened because of its shrinking range in the Southeast, including south Alabama.

2010-04-20 07:35:00

GLENDALE, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Rattlesnake season is here, and the veterinarian of the 501(c)(3) non-profit D.E.L.T.A.

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2009-03-08 01:00:00

Eric Carl Timaeus, a regular competitor at a Texas rattlesnake roundup has his own code -- he catches no females, no young snakes and only the largest males.

2008-08-11 18:00:00

Conservationists in Wisconsin said they're trying to restore the state's Massasauga rattlesnake population. Massasauga and timber rattlesnakes were once found in every county in the state.

2007-06-25 09:05:18

By Charles McCarthy, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jun. 25--Frank Bigelow is no stranger to rattlesnakes. He's killed them right in his yard in the foothills near O'Neals. And they turn up regularly on his Madera County cattle ranch.


Latest Crotalus Reference Libraries

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2007-06-25 07:04:28

The Prairie or Western rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis, is a venomous species native to the western United States, southwestern Canada, and northern Mexico. In Canada it occurs in Alberta and Saskatchewan; in the USA in eastern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, extreme eastern Arizona, in Mexico in northern Coahuila and northwestern Chihuahua. The Western rattlesnake commonly grows to more than 39 inches long with...

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2007-01-10 10:54:12

The Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake, Crotalus willardi, is a small species of venomous rattlesnake found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is rarely found outside habitats of high elevation. They are found primarily in wooded mountain ranges primarily in the southwest. Human encounters with these snakes are considered rare events. This is a rather small rattlesnake, with all subspecies measuring one to two feet in length. Color patterns are generally a dark-brown base with pale or...

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2007-01-10 10:49:04

The Hopi Rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis nuntius, is a species of venomous rattlesnake native mainly to the desert plateau of the northeastern area of Arizona, but also ranges into northwestern New Mexico. Named for the Native American Hopi tribe, which inhabits this region, the Hopi rattlesnake is a subspecies of the Western Rattlesnake. Their range overlaps and some interbreeding is believed to occur. The Hopi rattlesnake is typically a small snake, not growing much beyond 2 feet in...

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2007-01-10 10:45:27

The Mojave Rattlesnake, Crotalus scutulatus, also known as the Mojave rattler, desert diamondback, and scutulated rattlesnake, is a venomous pit viper species commonly found in the southwestern United States and central Mexico. They are primarily found in high desert or low mountain slopes. They prefer scrub brush such as mesquite and creosote, but may also reside in lowland areas of sparse vegetation, among cacti, Joshua tree forests, or grassy plains. The Mojave rattler grows to between...

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2007-01-10 10:42:35

The Black-tailed Rattlesnake, Crotalus molossus, is a species of venomous rattlesnake found in the South-Western United States and Mexico. Although they are good climbers and expert swimmers, they are mostly terrestrial and can be found in grasslands, desert areas, rocky and mountainous areas and higher altitude forested habitats. This is a relatively small rattlesnake species. It averages between 30 and 40 inches long. The female tends to be larger than the male. Black-tailed Rattlesnakes...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.