Definition of Genus Crotalus

1. Noun. Large rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing prey.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Crotalus

genus Crataegus
genus Crateva
genus Crax
genus Crepis
genus Crescentia
genus Crex
genus Cricetus
genus Crocethia
genus Crocodilus
genus Crocodylus
genus Crocus
genus Crocuta
genus Cronartium
genus Crotalaria
genus Crotalus (current term)
genus Crotaphytus
genus Croton
genus Crotophaga
genus Cryptacanthodes
genus Cryptobranchus
genus Cryptocercus
genus Cryptocoryne
genus Cryptogramma
genus Cryptomeria
genus Cryptoprocta
genus Cryptotermes
genus Cryptotis
genus Ctenocephalides
genus Ctenocephalus

Literary usage of Genus Crotalus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"genus Crotalus. The Pigmy Rattlesnakes, Sistrurus: For the snakes of this genus, the popular title of "Ground Rattlesnakes" has become almost proverbial. ..."

2. Stuffing Birds, Pressing Plants, Shaping Knowledge: Natural History in North ...by Sue Ann Prince by Sue Ann Prince (2003)
"[Plate 10, this catalogue] Four Rattlesnake Dissection Studies (genus Crotalus), nd Watercolor, graphite, and ink. Anatomy of the Tail, 6 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.; ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The small, active prairie rattlesnakes, now greatly reduced in number, differ sufficiently from the genus Crotalus to be set apart into the genus Sistrurus. ..."

4. The Reptiles of Western North America: An Account of the Species Known to by John Van Denburgh (1922)
"The snakes of this genus differ from the rattlesnakes of the genus Crotalus in having the head covered above with large plates instead of small scales. ..."

5. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"A specimen is placed in the Philadelphia Museum. The only specimens of organic reliquiae from this a genus Crotalus, LIN. ..."

6. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"The only specimens of organic reliquiae from this " genus Crotalus, Lra.— C. confluentus, SAY.— Brownish, varied with greenish-yellow, a triple series of ..."

7. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus Crotalus comprises the Rattlesnakes proper. Several species are found in the United States. The Common Rattlesnake, C. durissus, Linn., ..."

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