Crotalus enyo

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Crotalus enyo


Taxonavigation: Viperoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Viperoidea

Familia: Viperidae
Subfamilia: Crotalinae
Genus: Crotalus
Species: Crotalus enyo
Subspecies (3): C. e. cerralvensis – C. e. enyo – C. e. furvus


  • Crotalus enyo (Cope, 1861)

Lectotype: ANSP 7159, ♂. [designated by Klauber (1956: 34)]

Type locality: “Lower California”, restricted to “Cape San Lucas, Baja California”, Mexico, by Klauber (1956: 34).


  • Caudisona enyo Cope, 1861: 293 [original combination]
  • Crotalus enyoCope, 1875: 33 [subsequent combination]


Primary references[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1861. Contributions to the Ophiology of Lower California, Mexico and Central America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 13: 292–306. BHL Reference page. 
  • Cope, E.D. 1875. Check-list of North American Batrachia and Reptilia, with a systematic list of the higher groups, and an essay on Geographic distribution: Serpentes: Based on the specimens in the U.S. National Museum. Government Printing Office: Washington. 104 pp. BHL
  • Klauber, L.M. 1956. Rattlesnakes: their habits, life histories and influence on mankind. 2 volumes. University of California Press: Berkeley. 1476 pp.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Baja California Rattlesnake
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