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Crotalus atrox

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

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

  • up to 234 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 30 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • ovoviviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

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

  • 16 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2500 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Crotalus atrox  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, CZECH Chřestýš Západní, DAKOTA Si¤tehda, DUTCH Ractel Slange, Ratel Slangen, Ratelslang, Texaanse Ratelslang, Westelijke Diamantratelslang, ENGLISH Arizona Diamond Rattlesnake, Bell Snake, Buzz Tail, Chatter Viper, Coon Tail Rattler, Coontail Rattler, Desert Diamond Back, Desert Diamond Back Rattlesnake, Desert Diamond Rattlesnake, Diamond Back, Diamond Back Rattlesnake, Diamond Back Snake, Diamond Rattlesnake, Dobe Snake, Fierce Rattlesnake, Muscial Jack, Prairie Rattler, Rattle Tail Snake, Rattlesnake, Rusty Back, Sizzle Tail, Snattle Rake, Spitting Rattlesnake, Texan Rattlesnake, Texas Diamond Back Rattlesnake, Texas Diamond Rattlesnake, Texas Rattlesnake, Tortuga Island Diamond Rattlesnake, Western Diamond Back Rattlesnake, Western Diamond Backed Rattlesnake, Western Diamond Rattlesnake, Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, FINNISH Kalkkarokäärmeet, Teksasinkalkkarokäärme, FRENCH Crotale, Crotale Atroce, Crotale De L'île Tortuga, Crotale De L'Ouest, Crotale Diamant, Crotale Diamant De L'ouest, Crotale Diamantin De L'Ouest, Crotale Du Texas, Serpent à Sonnette, Vipere à Queuë Sonnante, GERMAN Klapperschlange, Texas Klapperschlange, Waldklapperschlange, Westliche Diamanklapperschlange, Westliche Diamant Klapperschlange, HOPI Tsuu'a, HUASTEC Tzahuil, HUNGARIAN Nyugati Gyémánt Csörgõkígyó, ITALIAN Crotalo, Crotalo Adamantino Occidentale, 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 Cuero De Diamantes Del Oeste, Cascabel De La Isla Tortuga, Cascabel Del Diamantes, Cascabel Del Oeste Con Cuero Diamantes, Cascabel Diamantada Del Oeste, Cascabel Diamante, Cascabel Diamante Del Oeste, Crotalo, Crótalo Atroz, Crótalo Diamante Occidental, Crótalo Diamantino, Crótalo Diamantino Occidental, Crótlo Diamantino Del Oeste Americano, Diamantina Del Oeste, Raboseco, Señora De La Serpientes, Serpiente De Cascabel, Trompito, Víbora De Cascabel, Vibora Serrana, 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 atrox

  • Western diamondback rattlesnake
  • VI. snakeID

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