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Long-tailed Rattlesnake

Long-tailed rattlesnake is a poisonous species of snake occurring in western Mexico. Currently, there are no subspecies of this species. It is a pit viper.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Crotalus
    Scientific Name Crotalus stejnegeri


    Length Up to 60 cm; largest recorded specimen measures 72.4 cm
    Color Orange brown to ash to gray
    Distribution Mexico
    Habitat Pine-oak forest, tropical deciduous forest, subtropical dry forest
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on January 8th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 16th January 2018.

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