Classification
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  • Unknown
    • Tortuga Island Rattlesnake
  • Scientific Names
    • Crotalus atrox
    • ? crotalus confluentus
    • Crotalus confluentus
    • Crotalus tortugensis
    • Hoserea atrox
    • Hoserea tortugensis
  • English
    • Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    • Tortuga Island Rattlesnake
    • Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake
  • German
    • Texas-Klapperschlange
    • Westliche Diamantklapperschlange
  • Seri
    • cocázni
  • Spanish
    • víbora de cascabel de diamantes de occidente
    • Cascabel de diamantes

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Recent observations

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What

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

caleyzuzula

Date

April 17, 2015 12:58 PM CDT

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Date

April 16, 2015 01:15 PM CDT

Description

Right out side our front door here in Austin Tx. Beautiful specimen!

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johnkarges

Date

April 5, 2015

Description

Large adult, first encountered by Cullen Hanks (TPWD) who found it as it was crawling. As others of us approached, it retreated into a thicket and sought cover there, coiling in the center of the dense low brush near the beach.
N28.48080961 W-96.51017969

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catenatus

Date

April 13, 2015 12:47 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Aspermont tx stonewall county

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marymccarley

Date

April 8, 2015 12:51 PM CDT

Description

Found on the Mesquite Trail; 16-17 rattles on tail.

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texgecks

Date

April 12, 2015 07:22 PM CDT

Description

Gravid female

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What

Cascabel de diamantes Crotalus atrox

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catdark

Date

March 18, 2015

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ssprague

Date

August 10, 2014 08:40 AM MST

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

catenatus

Date

April 12, 2015 12:16 AM CDT

Description

67 f, 4/11/15, 8:43 pm

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mikaylahouse3

Date

April 11, 2015 08:35 PM CDT

Place

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mikaylahouse3

Date

April 11, 2015 08:04 PM CDT

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What

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Observer

kjacob

Date

April 10, 2015 06:33 PM CDT

Description

I was pulling weeds. Almost grabbed it. It did not rattle, coiled, did not strike. Very docile

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Description from Wikipedia

Crotalus atrox, the western diamondback rattlesnake, is a venomous rattlesnake species found in the United States and Mexico. It is likely responsible for the majority of snakebite fatalities in northern Mexico and the second-greatest number in the USA after C. adamanteus. No subspecies is currently recognized.

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Conservation Summary

  • Mexico
    Sujeta a protección especial (Pr) (Source: Norma Oficial 059)
Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.