Girish Mahajan

Crotalus oreganus caliginis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Suborder  Serpentes
Higher classification  Crotalus oreganus
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Squamata
Family  Viperidae
Rank  Subspecies
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Scientific name  Crotalus oreganus caliginis
Similar  Rattlesnake, Crotalus oreganus, Snake, Crotalus molossus estebanensis, Crotalus mitchellii angelensis

Crotalus oreganus caliginis is a venomous pit viper subspecies endemic to South Coronado Island, Mexico.

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Description

Adults grow to a maximum size of 68.3 cm (26 78 in).

Geographic range

Known only from the type locality, given as "South Coronado Island, off the northwest coast of Baja California, Mexico."

Conservation status

This species is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (v3.1, 2001). Species are listed as such due to their wide distribution, presumed large population, or because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. The population trend is stable. Year assessed: 2007.

References

Crotalus oreganus caliginis Wikipedia


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