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Crotalus  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174305

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Rattlesnakes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyViperidae Oppel, 1811 – Pit Vipers, Vipers  
                                     SubfamilyCrotalinae Oppel, 1811  
                                        GenusCrotalus Linnaeus, 1758 – Rattlesnakes  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Crotalus adamanteus Palisot de Beauvois, 1799 – Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Eastern Diamond-backed Rattlesnake 
                                           Species Crotalus aquilus Klauber, 1952  
                                           Species Crotalus atrox Baird and Girard, 1853 – Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake, Víbora-cascabel de diamantes 
                                           Species Crotalus basiliscus (Cope, 1864) – Víbora-cascabel de Saye 
                                           Species Crotalus catalinensis Cliff, 1954 – Víbora-cascabel muda 
                                           Species Crotalus cerastes Hallowell, 1854 – Sidewinder, Víbora-cascabel cornuda 
                                           Species Crotalus durissus Linnaeus, 1758 – South American Rattlesnake, Víbora-cascabel tropical 
                                           Species Crotalus enyo (Cope, 1861) – Víbora-cascabel bajacaliforniana, Baja California Rattlesnake 
                                           Species Crotalus horridus Linnaeus, 1758 – Timber Rattlesnake, crotale des bois 
                                           Species Crotalus intermedius Troschel, 1865 – Víbora-cascabel enana 
                                           Species Crotalus lannomi Tanner, 1966 – Víbora-cascabel de Autlán 
                                           Species Crotalus lepidus (Kennicott, 1861) – Rock Rattlesnake, Víbora-cascabel variable 
                                           Species Crotalus mitchellii (Cope, 1861) – Speckled Rattlesnake 
                                           Species Crotalus molossus Baird and Girard, 1853 – Black-tailed Rattlesnake, Víbora-cascabel cola negra 
                                           Species Crotalus oreganus Holbrook, 1840 – Western Rattlesnake 
                                           Species Crotalus polystictus (Cope, 1865) – Víbora-cascabel ocelada 
                                           Species Crotalus pricei Van Denburgh, 1895 – Twin-spotted Rattlesnake, Víbora-cascabel motas gemelas 
                                           Species Crotalus pusillus Klauber, 1952 – Víbora-cascabel de Tancítaro 
                                           Species Crotalus ruber Cope, 1892 – Red Diamond Rattlesnake, Víbora-cascabel colorada 
                                           Species Crotalus scutulatus (Kennicott, 1861) – Mojave Rattlesnake, Mohave Rattlesnake, Víbora-cascabel del Altiplano 
                                           Species Crotalus simus Latreille in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801  
                                           Species Crotalus stejnegeri Dunn, 1919 – Víbora-cascabel cola larga 
                                           Species Crotalus tigris Kennicott in Baird, 1859 – Tiger Rattlesnake, Víbora-cascabel tigre 
                                           Species Crotalus tortugensis Van Denburgh and Slevin, 1921 – Víbora-cascabel de Isla Tortuga 
                                           Species Crotalus totonacus Gloyd and Kauffeld, 1940  
                                           Species Crotalus transversus Taylor, 1944 – Víbora-cascabel bandas cruzadas 
                                           Species Crotalus triseriatus (Wagler, 1830) – Víbora-cascabel transvolcánica 
                                           Species Crotalus viridis (Rafinesque, 1818) – Western Rattlesnake, Prairie Rattlesnake, Víbora-cascabel occidental 
                                           Species Crotalus willardi Meek, 1905 – Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake, Víbora-cascabel bigotuda 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Crotalus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Crotalus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Crotalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Crotalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Crotalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Crotalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1   
  Page(s): xi + 511   
  Publisher: The Herpetologists' League   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-893777-01-4, 1-893777-00-6  
  Reference for: Crotalus   

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