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Midget Faded Rattlesnake

Midget faded rattlesnake is a poisonous subspecies of snake occurring in the western United States. The snake is a pit viper.

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

    Other Names Yellow Rattlesnake, Faded Rattlesnake
    Length Up to 75 cm
    Weight Around 120 g
    Color Pinkish, pale brown, straw-colored, yellow-brown or reddish ground color covered with a series of oval or rectangular uneven patches on the outer surface
    Distribution Colorado, southwestern Wyoming, Utah
    Habitat Rocky outcrops
    Diet Small mammals, lizards, birds
    Hibernation Fact Hibernation during winter
    Venom Fact Highly toxic – neurotoxin venom
    Breeding Season July – August
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 3 to 4 young

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    Published on January 7th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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