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Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake -
Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus

(Cope, 1867 “1866”)

 

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range map

Yellow = Range of C. m. pyrrhus

Bright Pink = Range of C. angelensis

Red = Range of C. m. mitchellii


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Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake
Adult, Baja California with coloring that matches the granite rocks of its habitat.
© Stuart Young
Adult, Guadalupe Canyon, Baja California © Stuart Young
  Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake  
  Adult, Bahia de Los Angeles,
Baja California © Stuart Young
 
     
Habitat
San Lucan Speckled Rattlesnake habitat San Lucan Speckled Rattlesnake habitat cape gophersnake habitat
Habitat, Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California © Stuart Young Habitat, Guadalupe Canyon, Baja California © Stuart Young Habitat, Guadalupe Canyon, Baja California © Stuart Young

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.

Samuel M. McGinnis and Robert C. Stebbins. Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles & Amphibians. 4th Edition. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2018.

Stebbins, Robert C. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians. 3rd Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.

San Diego Natural History Museum







Baja California Reptiles & Amphibians

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