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Twin-spotted Rattlesnake

Twin-spotted rattlesnake is a species of small-bodied venomous snake occurring in the United States and Mexico. The species is mainly diurnal. At present, there are two recognized subspecies of this species.

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

    Other Names Price’s Rattlesnake, Arizona Spotted Rattlesnake,  Arizona Twin-spotted Rattlesnake, Spotted Rattlesnake
    Length 50 – 60 cm; largest recorded specimen measures 66cm
    Color Gray, brownish-gray, bluish-gray, or medium to reddish-brown ground color generally with a pattern of fine brown small spots covered with two rows of dark uneven color patches running down the back
    Distribution Southeastern Arizona in the united States, northern Mexico
    Habitat Woodland, mixed conifer, spruce-fir forest, talus slopes, rocky outcrops
    Diet Lizards, small rodents, birds
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Breeding Season Summer
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (giving birth to live young)
    Litter Size Up to 9 young
    Average Lifespan Up to 15.7 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 21st 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 10th June 2019.

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