Crotalus Linnaeus 1758 (rattlesnake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Crotalidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Crotalidae according to E. D. Cope 1875

See also Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Holman 1985, Holman 2000, Parmley and Holman 1995, Parmley and Holman 2007 and Parmley and Hunter 2010

Sister taxa: Agkistrodon, Aploaspis, Caudisonia, Gloydius, Sistrurus, Trimeresurus, Viperinae

Subtaxa: Crotalus adamanteus Crotalus horridus Crotalus lepidus Crotalus potterensis

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Type: Crotalus horridus

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (61: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia collections)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (8: Kansas, Nebraska, Washington)

• Hemphillian of United States (5: Nebraska, Oklahoma)

• Miocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 76 collections including 85 occurrences

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