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    • Crotalus cerastes
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Recent observations

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What

Sonoran Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cercobombus

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

January 5, 2016 02:09 PM EST

Description

Chattanooga Zoo

Photos / Sounds

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

nathantaylor7583

Date

June 30, 2015

Description

With Desert Ecology Class.

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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

cwbarrows

Date

May 15, 2010

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

gerjhe

Date

June 3, 2014 12:12 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

cwbarrows

Date

April 26, 2009

Photos / Sounds

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

amuni003

Date

October 17, 2015

Description

Crotalus cerastes

This sidewinder was found during our field trip to the Granite Mountains Reserve (specifically at Amboy Crater).
The area was dry, sandy, with large masses of volcanic rock. The day was bright with clear skies. The temperature was around mid/high 90s (Fahrenheit).

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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

cwbarrows

Date

March 29, 2009

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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

cwbarrows

Date

March 24, 2010

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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

cwbarrows

Date

March 25, 2010

Photos / Sounds

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Mojave Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cerastes

Observer

ejkjr

Date

October 17, 2015

Description

Located near a mountain side under a rock and bush. Rocky mountain side around 10:30AM. Temperature was warm out but cool in shade as clouds get mixing up sun exposure.

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Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

randem

Date

October 12, 2015 09:23 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

cwbarrows

Date

September 16, 2012
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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.
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