Classification
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All Names

  • Spanish
    • víbora diamantada
    • víbora de cascabel de diamantes de occidente
    • cascabel de diamantes
  • Seri
    • cocázni
  • 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

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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April 11, 2014

Description

Almost stepped on it. Began to rattle.

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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connor22

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April 18, 2014 11:26 AM CDT

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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toby

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April 18, 2014 11:37 AM CDT

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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toby

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April 18, 2014 12:08 PM CDT

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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toby

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April 18, 2014 11:02 AM CDT

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Western Diamondback rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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shelbyfrizzell

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April 18, 2014 12:24 PM CDT

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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kucycads

Date

April 12, 2014

Description

active mid-afternoon
~3ft

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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cyoung

Date

April 13, 2014 12:18 AM CDT

Description

C. atrox found on the grounds of the Independence Creek Nature Preserve in west Texas. Specimen was observed roughly 15 meters from creek, heading away from water. Captured and preserved in the University of Texas herp collection. C. atrox specimen appeared to have recently eaten. While processing for preservation, stomach contents were examined, revealing two juvenile rabbits of unknown genus/species (pic included). Captured at night, cool conditions, roughly 55-60 degrees F.

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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shelbyfrizzell

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April 12, 2014

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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jmuller51

Date

March 10, 2014 12:44 PM CDT

Description

Mad Island Marsh Preserve, colder morning didn't move much

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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jmuller51

Date

September 18, 2013 10:56 AM CDT

Description

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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mfontenot22

Date

April 12, 2014 08:14 PM CDT
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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.