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Recent observations

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

danjleavitt

Date

August 28, 2015 08:20 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

danjleavitt

Date

August 28, 2015 08:50 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

jbye

Date

August 27, 2015 11:09 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

gregwatson

Date

August 17, 2015 08:47 PM PDT

Description

Sidewinder. Should be C. cerastes cerastes in our area, but the tail coloring is what I would expect for C. cerastes laterorepens.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

October 9, 2010

Description

Observed wandering through desert scrub at 23:07. SVL approximately 61cm.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

May 22, 2009

Description

Observed alive on paved road at 20:26. Approximately 25.4cm SVL. No photo.

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What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

May 22, 2009

Description

Observed alive on paved road at 20:26. Approximately 45.7cm SVL.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

May 22, 2009

Description

Observed alive on paved road. Approximately 45.7cm SVL. No photo.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

August 13, 2009

Description

Observed alive on paved road at 01:01. Approximately 30.5cm SVL. No photo.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

August 12, 2009

Description

Neonate dead on paved road - fresh (observed muscle spasms). Correct observation date and time: August 12, 2009, 21:42 (camera glitch caused incorrect image date and time stamp).

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Observer

dpalmeri

Date

April 22, 2007

Description

Found coiled under rock in loose sand. Approximately 23.0cm SVL. creosote scrub.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sonoran Desert Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes ssp. cercobombus

Observer

jrotzeke

Date

July 27, 2015 08:38 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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.