Subadult - AOR
Adult DOR, shrubland/grassland with perhaps a prairie dog colony on the adjacent lands (see GoogleEarth image accompanying the record). State Highway 12 south of La Veta.
Gonzales Cyn, access road at Sword Way Trail junction east end
Scale clipped: R-1,2,3
DNA deposited at SRSU.
Crotalus is a genus of venomous pit vipers found only in the Americas from southern Canada to northern Argentina. The name is derived from the Greek word krotalon, which means "rattle" or "castanet", and refers to the rattle on the end of the tail which makes this group (genera Crotalus and Sistrurus) so distinctive. 32 species are currently recognized.