Mojave Rattlesnake

Crotalus scutulatus

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Crotalus scutulatus (common names: Mojave rattlesnake, Mojave green,) is a highly venomous pit viper species found in the deserts of the southwestern United States and central Mexico. It is perhaps best known for its potent neurotoxic-hemotoxic venom, which is considered the world's most potent rattlesnake venom. Two subspecies are recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.

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  1. (c) Greg Watson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/2342439
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crotalus_scutulatus

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