Crotalus mitchellii

Crotalus mitchellii

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Crotalus mitchellii

Common names: speckled rattlesnake, Mitchell's rattlesnake, white rattlesnake Crotalus mitchellii is a venomous pit viper species in the family Viperidae. The species is endemic to the Southwestern United States and adjacent northern Mexico. The species was named in honor of Silas Weir Mitchell, an American medical doctor who also studied rattlesnake venoms. Five subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.

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1. Crotalus mitchellii Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crotalus_mitchellii
2. Crotalus mitchellii on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/64323/12768039

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