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    • Gehörnte Klapperschlange
    • Seitenwinder
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    • Sidewinder
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    • Crotalus cerastes
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    • víbora de cascabel cornuda del noroeste
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Recent observations

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What

Mojave desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

Observer

reptile_rhett

Date

July 6, 2014 11:47 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

sgbofav

Date

June 28, 2014 09:52 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We found this Sidewinder on the dirt cut, of a paved road.

Photos / Sounds

What

Colorado Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

treeder86

Date

June 3, 2014

Description

Found night driving outside of Ocotillo, CA.

Photos / Sounds

What

Colorado desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

chrispherp

Date

June 30, 2014 12:00 AM PDT

Description

On way back to car Nate found this curled up under bush. 2nd winder of night. Nate vouchered for database but I took a few pics.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Colorado desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

chrispherp

Date

June 29, 2014 08:30 PM PDT

Description

On the way to the sandstone night lizard spot we found this sidewinder on the road, Nate vouchered but I took a pic as well.

Photos / Sounds

What

Colorado desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

chrispherp

Date

June 22, 2014 10:12 PM PDT

Description

Found this sidewinder on a dirt road while driving out to a remote canyon to do some night walking. First time finding on a dirt road, usually find on paved roads or flipped under rocks.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

Observer

gregwatson

Date

June 30, 2014 09:55 PM PDT

Description

Sidewinder in ambush mode well after dark. First time in my experience to see one NOT cruising that late.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

danjleavitt

Date

June 18, 2014 08:46 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Colorado desert sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. laterorepens

Observer

chrispherp

Date

June 13, 2014 10:18 PM PDT

Description

Only live snake of the night.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

Observer

gregwatson

Date

August 10, 2009 09:45 PM PDT

Description

Mojave Desert Sidewinder - defensive

Photos / Sounds

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What

Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

Observer

gregwatson

Date

July 19, 2010 08:15 PM PDT

Description

Mojave Desert Sidewinder - frontal detail on head

Photos / Sounds

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What

Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

Observer

gregwatson

Date

August 24, 2010 09:30 PM PDT

Description

Mojave Desert Sidewinder - defensive

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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.