Potential environmental influences on variation in body size and sexual size dimorphism among Arizona populations of the western diamond-backed rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox).
Sexual size dimorphism and growth plasticity in snakes: an experiment on the western diamond-backed rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox).
Recently, this behavior was first described in free-ranging populations of three species of rattlesnakes, the midget-faded rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus concolor; Ashton and Johnson, 1998), the Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus; Cardwell, 2006), and the western diamond-backed rattlesnake
(Crotalus atrox; Repp and Schuett, 2008).
The western diamond-backed rattlesnake
, Crotalus atrox, ranges from southeast California to Arkansas and eastern Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma, south to northern Sinaloa and San Luis Potosi, Mexico (Stebbins 1985).
Reproductive ecology of western diamond-backed rattlesnakes
(Crotalus atrox) in the Sonoran Desert.