Crotalus Linnaeus 1758 (rattlesnake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Viperidae

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, Holman 1985, Holman 2000, Parmley and Holman 1995, Parmley and Holman 2007 and Parmley and Hunter 2010

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

Subtaxa: Crotalus adamanteus Crotalus horridus Crotalus lepidus Crotalus potterensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling 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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