Crotalus mitchellii muertensis

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Crotalus mitchellii muertensis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Crotalinae
Genus: Crotalus
Species: C. mitchellii
Subspecies: C. m. muertensis
Trinomial name
Crotalus mitchellii muertensis
Klauber, 1949
Synonyms
  • Crotalus mitchellii muertensis Klauber, 1949
  • Crotalus mitchelli [sic] muertensisKlauber, 1949
  • Crotalus mitchellii muertensis
    – McCrystal & McCoid, 1986[1]
Common names: El Muerto Island speckled rattlesnake.[2]

Crotalus mitchellii muertensis is a venomous pitviper subspecies[3] endemic to El Muerto Island, Mexico.

Description[edit]

A dwarfed form, adults grow to a maximum length of 63.7 centimetres (25.1 in).[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Known only from the type locality,[2] which is "El Muerto Island, Gulf of California, Mexico.[1]

Conservation status[edit]

This species is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (v3.1, 2001).[4] Species are listed as such due to their wide distribution, presumed large population, or because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. The population trend is stable. Year assessed: 2007.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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 c Klauber LM. 1997. Rattlesnakes: Their Habitats, Life Histories, and Influence on Mankind. Second Edition. 2 volumes. Reprint, University of California Press, Berkeley. ISBN 0-520-21056-5.
  3. ^ "Crotalus mitchellii muertensis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 13 September 2007. 
  4. ^ Crotalus muertensis at the IUCN Red List. Accessed 13 September 2007.
  5. ^ 2001 Categories & Criteria (version 3.1) at the IUCN Red List. Accessed 13 September 2007.

Further reading[edit]

  • Klauber, L.M. 1949. Some new and revived subspecies of rattlesnakes. Trans. San Diego Soc. Nat. Hist. 11(6): 61-116.

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