Crotalus intermedius gloydi

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Crotalus intermedius gloydi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Crotalinae
Genus: Crotalus
Species: C. intermedius
Subspecies: C. i. gloydi
Trinomial name
Crotalus intermedius gloydi
Taylor, 1941
Synonyms
  • Crotalus triseriatus gloydi - Taylor, 1941
  • Crotalus gloydi lautus - H.M. Smith In H.M. Smith & Laufe, 1945
  • Crotalus gloydi - H.M. Smith & Taylor, 1945
  • Crotalus gloydi lautus - H.M. Smith, 1946
  • Crotalus gloydi gloydi - H.M. Smith, 1946
  • Crotalus intermedius gloydi - Davis & Dixon, 1957[1]
Common names: Oaxacan small-headed rattlesnake.[2]

Crotalus intermedius gloydi is a venomous pitviper subspecies found in Mexico in the states of Oaxaca and Puebla.[3]

Description[edit]

This subspecies can be identified by its scalation. It is characterized by having postnasal scale that is in broad contact with the first supralabial scale. Also, the postnasal is usually not in contact with any other supralabial scale.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in Mexico, in south, central and northern Oaxaca, as well as in central Puebla. The type locality given is "Cerro San Felipe (elevation 10,000 ft.) near [15 km northwest of] Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico."[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b Klauber LM. 1997. Rattlesnakes: Their Habitats, Life Histories, and Influence on Mankind. Second Edition. First published in 1956, 1972. University of California Press, Berkeley. ISBN 0-520-21056-5.
  3. ^ "Crotalus intermedius gloydi". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 9 July 2007. 
  4. ^ Campbell JA, Lamar WW. 2004. The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere. Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca and London. 870 pp. 1500 plates. ISBN 0-8014-4141-2.

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