Sidewinder

Crotalus cerastes

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The sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes), also known as the horned rattlesnake and sidewinder rattlesnake, is a venomous pit viper species belonging to the genus Crotalus (rattlesnakes) and is 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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  1. (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/86666094@N00/4378089874
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crotalus_cerastes

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