Crotalus scutulatus

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Crotalus scutulatus


Taxonavigation: Viperoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Viperoidea

Familia: Viperidae
Subfamilia: Crotalinae
Genus: Crotalus
Species: Crotalus scutulatus
Subspecies (2): C. s. salvini – C. s. scutulatus


Holotype: ANSP 7069 (formerly USNM 5027b).

Type locality: unknown; designated to “Fort Buchanan, (Tucson) Arizona” by Cope (1900: 1160).


  • Caudisona scutulata Kennicott, 1861: 207 [original combination]
  • Crotalus scutulatusCope, 1875: 533 [subsequent combination]


Primary references[edit]

  • Kennicott, R. 1861. On three new forms of rattlesnakes. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 13: 206–208. 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.
  • Cope, E.D. 1900. The crocodilians, lizards, and snakes of North America. Report of the United States National Museum 1898: 153–1270 + 36 pls.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mohave Rattlesnake
Türkçe: Mohave çıngıraklı yılanı
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