Crotalus basiliscus

Crotalus basiliscus

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Crotalus basiliscus

Common names: Mexican west coast rattlesnake, Mexican green rattler, more Crotalus basiliscus is a venomous pit viper species in the family Viperidae. The species is endemic to western Mexico. The specific name, basiliscus, is derived from the Greek word for king, βασιλισκος, and alludes to this snake's large size and potent venom. There are no subspecies which are recognized as being valid.

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References

1. Crotalus basiliscus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crotalus_basiliscus
2. Crotalus basiliscus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/64312/12763909

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