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Sonoran Sidewinder

Sonoran sidewinder is a poisonous subspecies of snake found in the southwest region of United States and northwest Mexico.

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

    Other Names Sonoran Desert sidewinder
    Length 1.5 – 2 ft; some specimens may reach 2.5 ft
    Color Sandy tan, gray or cream body color with dark patches of gray or brown on the sides and back; dark stripe on both sides of the head
    Distribution Arizona (United States), Sonora (Mexico)
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (giving birth to live young)

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    Published on October 13th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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