Crotalus durissus vegrandis

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Crotalus durissus vegrandis
Crotale venezuela 19.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Crotalinae
Genus: Crotalus
Species: C. durissus
Subspecies: C. d. vegrandis
Trinomial name
Crotalus durissus vegrandis
Klauber, 1941
  • Crotalus vegrandis - Klauber, 1941
  • Crotalus durissus vegrandis - Klauber, 1956
  • Crotalus (Crotalus) vegrandis - Peters & Orejas-Miranda, 1970
  • Crotalus vegrandis - McCranie, 1984
  • Crotalus d[urissus]. vegrandis - Campbell & Lamar, 1989[1]
Common names: Uracoan rattlesnake.[2]

Crotalus durissus vegrandis is a venomous pitviper subspecies[3] found only in Venezuela in South America.


Klauber (1997) gives two maximum lengths for this dwarfed form of C. durissus: 636 mm for the largest measured specimen, and 684 mm as the greatest value from a report believed to be reliable.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Found only in the type locality, which is "Maturín Savannah, near Uracoa, Sotillo District, State of Monagas, Venezuela."[1]

See also[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 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 durissus vegrandis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 

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