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Uracoan Rattlesnake

Uracoan rattlesnake is a venomous subspecies of snake endemic to Venezuela in South America. The subspecies is terrestrial and diurnal.

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

    Length Largest recorded specimen measures 636 mm
    Color Medium to dark brown with pale small spots resembling zig-zag pattern all over the body; sometimes grayish
    Distribution Venezuela
    Habitat MaturĂ­n Savannah
    Diet Lizards, rodents, birds, small mammals
    Predators Coyotes, eagles, owls, hawks, feral pigs, badgers, indigo snakes, kingsnakes
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 5 to 20 offspring
    Gestation Period 5 to 6 months
    Average Lifespan Up to 19.8 years in captivity

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    Published on December 19th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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