Hopi Rattlesnake

Crotalus viridis nuntius
Klauber, 1935
San Juan Co., Utah. May 29, 2011.

At the time I saw this snake, nuntius had been sunk, and was considered a local variant of the prairie rattler. Thanks to Davis et al. 2016, the Hopi rattlesnake is back, as a subspecies of Crotalus viridus. See: Davis MA, Douglas MR, Collyer ML, Douglas ME 2016. Deconstructing a Species-Complex: Geometric Morphometric and Molecular Analyses Define Species in the Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis). PLoS One 11 (1): e0146166.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146166

My Flickr album for this species is here.

Colorado 2011 Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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