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Red Diamond Rattlesnake - Crotalus ruber

Cope, 1892
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Sub-adult from Bahia De Los Angeles, Baja California An emaciated adult from La Huerta, Baja California Sur (lucasensis phase)
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Adult, San Matias Pass, Baja California
© Stuart Young
Adult, San Matias Pass, Baja California
© Stuart Young
 
   
Habitat
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Habitat, near Bahia De Los Angeles,
Baja California
Habitat, near Bahia De Los Angeles,
Baja California
Habitat, La Huerta, Baja California Sur
Rosy Boa habitat Red Diamond Rattlesnake habitat  
San Matias Pass habitat, Baja California
© Stuart Young
Habitat, San Juan de la Costa, Baja California Sur © Mela Garcia  
     
Short Videos and Sounds of this Species
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A large old Red Diamond Rattlesnake rattles on top of a boulder in coastal San Diego County. A close view of a rattling Red Diamond Rattlesnake's tail. A large adult Red Diamond Rattlesnake crawls up some large boulders at the edge of a desert wash in San Diego County. After trying to climb up past the top of the boulder, it crawled back down. Despite the bright lights, it did not appear to notice me and continued its nocturnal wandering.
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A Red Diamond Rattlesnake crawls across the hot sand at mid day in San Diego County, California, U.S.A., then takes shelter between some rocks. A Red Diamond Rattlesnake found on a desert road at night. Listen to a rattlesnake rattling.
     

References:


Grismer, L. Lee. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortés. The University of California Press, 2002.

McPeak, Ron H. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California. Sea Challengers, 2000.

San Diego Natural History Museum







Baja California Reptiles & Amphibians

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