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Crotalus adamanteus

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 251 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 30 to 42.4 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • unknown ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 25 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 500 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Crotalus adamanteus  ACHI Sochoj, BILOXI NdÉsi Xidi', CAJUN FRENCH Serpent Sonnette, CENTRAL NAHUATL Colcoatl, Ecacóatl, Ehecacóatl, CENTRAL TARAHUMARA Chachámuri, Chamurá, Chanébari, Sayahui, Sinohui Chamarara, CHEROKEE U N'tso' N' Ti', U Tso'n(a) Ti, CHEYENNE Xamáa øe øenovotse, CHICKASAW Ittiwasha'chi, Ittiwashanchi', Sintishtahallo', Sishto', CHIPPEWA Zhiishiigweg, CHOCTAW Sintullo, CHOL Ajluk', COMANCHE Wasinaboo, Wuhkitsu Tsu Ikatu, Wuhtsabeyakatu, CREE Sesikwewi Kinepik, DAKOTA Si¤tehda, DUTCH Diamantratelslang, Ractel Slange, Ratel Slangen, Ratelslang, ENGLISH Bell Snake, Buzz Tail, Chatter Viper, Common Rattlesnake, Diamond Back, Diamond Back Rattler, Diamond Back Rattlesnake, Diamond Backed Rattlesnake, Diamond Patch Rattler, Diamond Rattlesnake, Eastern Diamond Back, Eastern Diamond Back Rattlesnake, Eastern Diamond Backed Rattlesnake, Eastern Diamond Rattlesnake, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Florida Diamond Back, Florida Diamond Back Rattlesnake, Florida Diamondback, Florida Rattlesnake, Great Diamond Back Rattlesnake, King Rattlesnake, Lozenge Spotted Rattlesnake, Muscial Jack, Rattle Tail Snake, Rattlesnake, Rusty Back, Sizzle Tail, Snattle Rake, Southeastern Diamond Back Rattlesnake, Southeastern Diamond Backed Rattlesnake, Southern Diamond Back Rattler, Southern Diamond Backed Rattlesnake, Southern Wood Land Rattler, Southern Woodland Rattler, Striped Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Water Rattle, Water Rattler, Water Rattlesnake, FINNISH Floridankalkkarokäärme, Kalkkarokäärmeet, FRENCH Crotale, Crotale Diamant, Crotale Diamantin, Crotale Rhombifère, Serpent à Sonnette, Vipere à Queuë Sonnante, GERMAN Klapperschlange, Östliche Diamant Klapperschlange, Östliche Diamantklapperschlange, Waldklapperschlange, HOPI Tsuu'a, HUASTEC Tzahuil, ITALIAN Crotalo, Crotalo Diamantino Orientale, Serpente A Sonagli, Sonagli, KOASATI Cintó Cobá, LAKOTA SiÕte'hla, NAVAJO Siláo Habitiin, Tl'iish 'ádaanínígíí, NEZ PERCE Shaptin Pyuø, NORTHERN TEPEHUAN Quii'ñ Cam Co', OFO Okte'fi Taphe'su, Taph'su O Kte'fi, OSAGE Shé Ki, PEñOLES MIXTEC Koo Kaa, PIMA BAJO Ko'owi, Kohko'owi, PORTUGUESE Cascavel, Caxcabel, POTAWATOMI Shanwe'nge', SAN MATEO DEL MAR HUAVE Mixoob Ndiüc, SENECA Uhsikwêôt, SERI Cocázni, SIKSIKA Omahhsisttsiiksiinaa, Sapittsikotoyi, SPANISH Alicante, Bíbora, Cascabel, Cascabel De Rombos Del Este, Cascabel Diamante Del Este, Cascabel Diamantino Del Este, Crotalo, Crótalo Adamantino, Crótalo Diamantino, Crotalo Horrible, Crotalo Oriental De Lomo Diamantado, Crotálo Rombífero, Diamantina Del Este, Raboseco, Señora De La Serpientes, Serpiente De Cascabel, Trompito, Víbora De Cascabel, Vívora, TABASCO ZOQUE Xakaka7, TEWA Qwæ ìPu', TOHONO O'ODHAM Ko'owi, Kohko'owi, UNCODED LANGUAGES Ah Tsab Kan, Ah Tsab Ti' Kan, Ahaw Kan, Ahaw Tsab, Chak Ahaw Kan, Chi Kix Kan, Chik Chan, Ek' Ahaw Kan, K'an Ahaw Kan, Sak Ahaw Kan, Tsabkan, Tu Jtsúmum, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Yacachtli, YAQUI Aakame, YUCATECO Ahaucan, ZAPOTEC Bgüiz', Gwbiz, Xbi' ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Viperidae

  • Vipers and pit vipers
  • III. Subfamily Crotalinae

  • Pit vipers
  • IV. Genus Crotalus

  • Rattlesnakes
  • V. Species Crotalus adamanteus

  • Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • VI. snakeID

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Look up complete taxonomic records of Crotalus adamanteus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).