Crotalus mitchellii

Crotalus mitchellii

Taxonavigation Edit

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 mitchellii

Name Edit

Crotalus mitchellii (Cope, 1861)

  • Holotype: USNM 5291b, collected by John Xantus between 1859–1861. [lost fide Klauber (1956: 38)]
  • Type locality: “Cape St. Lucas, Lower California [=Cape San Lucas, Baja California Sur]”, Mexico.

Combinations Edit

  • Caudisona mitchellii Cope, 1861: 293 [original combination]
  • Crotalus mitchelliiCope in Yarrow, 1875: 535 [subsequent combination]

References Edit

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
  • Yarrow, H.C. 1875. Report upon the collections of batrachians and reptiles made in portions of Nevada, Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, during the years 1871, 1872, 1873. pp. 509-584. In Report upon geographical and geological surveys west of the one hundredth meridian. Volume 5.— Zoology. Government Printing Office: Washington. BHL

Additional references Edit

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Vernacular names Edit

English: Speckled Rattlesnake
español: Cascabel Peninsular
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