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WESTERN DIAMOND-BACKED RATTLESNAKE
Crotalus atrox

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox
Crotalus atrox from Maricopa Co., Arizona   Photo by Kris Haas
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox  Crotalus atrox from Yuma Co., Az.      Photo by Edward Kluender

Distribution:  In our region, Crotalus atrox occurs throughout the western ¾ of Texas, much of New Mexico and Arizona, and in extreme southeastern California.

Legal Status:  This species does not have protected status in any of the states where it occurs.



Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox  Crotalus atrox from Maricopa Co., Az.        Photo by Diego Ortiz

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox  Crotalus atrox from Dimmit Co., Texas      Photo by Jason Penny Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox  Crotalus atrox from New Mexico             Photo by James D. Bear

Habitat of Crotalus atrox in Maricopa County, Arizona Habitat   of   Crotalus   atrox   in  Maricopa  County,  Arizona
                                                                     Photo by Susan Keown
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox Crotalus atrox from Webb County, Texas    Photo by Gary Young

Western Diamond-backed  Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox feeding on a Tiger Whiptail Lizard Juvenile  Crotalus  atrox  feeding  on  a  Tiger Whiptail Lizard
(Aspidoscelis tigris)  in Yavapai Co., Az.       Photo by Will Wells
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox Crotalus atrox from Maricopa Co., Arizona   Photo by Will Wells

Western Diamond-backed  Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox Crotalus atrox from Hudspeth Co., Texas    Photo by Orry Martin

Patternless Western Diamond-backed  Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox An aberrant patternless Crotalus atrox from Maricopa Co., Az.
                                                                         Photo by Will Wells

Western Diamond-backed  Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox Crotalus atrox from Lubbock Co., Texas Photo by Ben Stupavsky

Western Diamond-backed  Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox Crotalus atrox from Motley Co., Tx. Photo by Benjamin Stupavsky

Western Diamond-backed  Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox Albino Crotalus atrox from Travis Co., Texas   Photo by D. Craig McIntyre

Albino Western Diamond-backed  Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox Crotalus atrox from Motley Co., Tx. Photo by Benjamin Stupavsky





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