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Recent observations

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What

Sonoran Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cercobombus

Observer

jrotzeke

Date

July 27, 2015 08:38 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Colorado Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

danjleavitt

Date

July 22, 2015 06:26 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Sonoran Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cercobombus

Observer

mjskinner

Date

July 27, 2012 08:20 PM MST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sonoran Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cercobombus

Observer

codyhough

Date

July 6, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

rjadams55

Date

October 11, 2012

Description

This was one of the "target" species for the trip and one that I had wanted to see for years. They are much more active in the spring, and despite several hikes in the dunes, they eluded me. We were fortunate enough to see this one under the pickleweed along Salt Creek.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sonoran Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cercobombus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

July 22, 2011 10:06 PM MST

Description

AOR. Need to research locality. GTS 2054.

Map point is approximate.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sonoran Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cercobombus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

July 22, 2011 09:54 PM MST

Description

AOR. Need to research locality. GTS 2053.

Map point is approximate.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sonoran Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cercobombus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

July 22, 2011 09:07 PM MST

Description

AOR. Need to research the locality better. GTS 2052.

Map point is approximate.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sonoran Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cercobombus

Observer

codyhough

Date

June 29, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

cdegroof

Date

May 30, 2015 08:37 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

DOR - Crotalus cerastes sidewinder. Must have been hit by a car about a minute before I saw it.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

xantusiahunter

Date

June 29, 2015 06:40 AM PDT

Description

Roadkill, super flat

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

danjleavitt

Date

June 23, 2015 10:06 PM MDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Crotalus cerastes is a venomous pit viper species belonging to the genus Crotalus (rattlesnakes) and found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.