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Crotalus basiliscus

Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake

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

  • up to 205 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 35 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • ovoviviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2400 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Crotalus basiliscus  ACHI Sochoj, BILOXI NdÉsi Xidi', CAJUN FRENCH Serpent Sonnette, CENTRAL NAHUATL Colcoatl, Ecacóatl, Ehecacóatl, Tepocolcoatl, Teuhtlacot Zauhqui, Teuhtlacozauhqui, 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 Ractel Slange, Ratel Slangen, Ratelslang, EL NAYAR CORA Saye, ENGLISH Basilisk Rattlesnake, Bell Snake, Buzz Tail, Chatter Viper, Diamond Back, Mexican Diamond Rattlesnake, Mexican Green Rattlesnake, Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake, Muscial Jack, Rattle Tail Snake, Rattlesnake, Rusty Back, Sizzle Tail, Snattle Rake, West Coast Rattlesnake, FINNISH Kalkkarokäärmeet, FRENCH Crotale, Crotale Basilic, Crotale Diamant, Serpent à Sonnette, Vipere à Queuë Sonnante, GERMAN Basilisken Klapperschlange, Klapperschlange, Mexikanische Westküsten Klapperschlange, Waldklapperschlange, HOPI Tsuu'a, HUASTEC Tzahuil, ITALIAN Crotalo, 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 La Costa, Cascabel De La Costa Occidental De México, Cascabel Verde Mexicana, Crotalo, Raboseco, Señora De La Serpientes, Serpiente Cascabel De México, Serpiente De Cascabel, Serpiente De Cascabel De La Costa Oeste De México, 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, Saye, Tepocolcoatl, Teuhtlacozauhqi, 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 basiliscus

  • Mexican west coast rattlesnake
  • VI. snakeID

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