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NEW MEXICO RIDGE-NOSED RATTLESNAKE
Crotalus willardi obscurus

New Mexico Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake - Crotalus willardi obscurus Crotalus willardi obscurus  from  Hidalgo  County, New Mexico
                                                                      Photo by Maria Covell
New Mexico Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake - Crotalus willardi obscurus Crotalus willardi obscurus  from  Hidalgo  County, New Mexico
                                                                      Photo by Maria Covell

New Mexico Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake - Crotalus willardi obscurus Crotalus willardi obscurus  from  Hidalgo  County, New Mexico
                                         Photo courtesy of Jim Rorabaugh, Az PARC

Distribution:  In our region, this species is known only from Hidalgo County in Southwestern New Mexico and from the Peloncillo Mountains of Cochise County in the southeastern corner of Arizona.

Legal Status:  Crotalus willardi obscurus is protected as a Threatened Species by Federal law and is also listed as an Endangered Species by the State of New Mexico. It is also protected by the State of Arizona.


New Mexico Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake - Crotalus willardi obscurus Crotalus  willardi  obscurus  from  the  Peloncillo  Mountains  in Hidalgo County, New Mexico                     Photo by Scott Trageser New Mexico Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake - Crotalus willardi obscurus Crotalus  willardi  obscurus  from  the  Peloncillo  Mountains  in Hidalgo County, New Mexico                     Photo by Scott Trageser

New Mexico Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi obscurus) neonates Crotalus willardi obscurus  from  Hidalgo County,  New Mexico
                                                                         Photo by Will Wells
Range of Crotalus willardi obscurus
Range of Crotalus willardi obscurus       Map by Tom Lott, SWCHR





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