Crotalus intermedius omiltemanus

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Crotalus intermedius omiltemanus
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. omiltemanus
Trinomial name
Crotalus intermedius omiltemanus
Günther, 1895
  • Crotalus omiltemanus - Günther, 1895
  • Crotalus triseriatus omiltemanus - Klauber, 1938
  • Crotalus intermedius omiltemanus - Klauber, 1952
  • Crotalus omiltemanus omiltemanus - Shelford, 1963[1]
Common names: Omilteman small-headed rattlesnake.[2]

Crotalus intermedius omiltemanus is a venomous pitviper subspecies found in Mexico in the state of Guerrero.[3]


This subspecies can be distinguished from the typical form (C. i. intermedius) by its ventral scale count: 164 or more in males, and 170 or more in females.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in Mexico, in Guerrero, in several places west of Chilpancingo, in the Sierra Madre del Sur, including the areas that surround Omilteme, San Vincente, and Filo de Caballo. The type locality given is "Mexico, Omilteme in Guerrero."[4]

See also[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 omiltemanus". 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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