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Crotalus morulus KLAUBER, 1952

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTamaulipan Rock Rattlesnake 
SynonymCrotalus lepidus morulus KLAUBER 1952: 52
Crotalus lepidus morulus — LINER 1994
Crotalus lepidus morulus — BRYSON 2007
Crotalus morulus — BRYSON et al. 2014
Crotalus morulus — TERÁN-JUÁREZ et al 2016 
DistributionMexico (Sierra Madre Oriental, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon ?, Coahuila)

Type locality: "10 miles northwest of Gomez Farias on the trail to La loya de Salas, Tamaulipas, Mexico, at an altitude of about 5300 ft., in a forested flat."  
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 101376 
CommentVenomous!

Distribution: see map in Campbell & Lamar 2004: 527 (Map 90) but not in Nuevo Léon fide Lemos-Espinal (pers. comm. 6 June 2016). 
References
  • Bryson, R.W. 2007. Fotopirsch auf Gebirgsklapperschlangen. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (66): 32-37 - get paper here
  • BRYSON, ROBERT W.; JR., CHARLES W. LINKEM, MICHAEL E. DORCAS, AMY LATHROP, JASON M. JONES, JAVIER ALVARADO-DÍAZ, CHRISTOPH I. GRÜNWALD & ROBERT W. MURPHY 2014. Multilocus species delimitation in the Crotalus triseriatus species group (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae), with the description of two new species. Zootaxa 3826 (3): 475–496 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Klauber, Laurence M. 1952. Taxonomic studies on rattlesnakes of Mainland Mexico. Bulletins of the Zoological Society of San Diego (26): 1-143
  • Liner, E.A. 1994. Scientific and common names for the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico in English and Spanish. Herpetological Circular 23: 1-113
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - get paper here
 
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