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Crotalus ornatus HALLOWELL, 1854

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymCrotalus ornatus HALLOWELL 1854: 192
Crotalus ornatus — ANDERSON & GREENBAUM 2012
Crotalus ornatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 193 
DistributionUSA (Texas), Mexico (Chihuahua, Nuevo León)

Type locality: near Pecos River, N. W. Texas.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 486, adult female; Fig. 10) collected by A. Heermann. The specimen was collected during the survey of a railroad route to the Pacific, led by Lieutenant Parke, US Topographical Engineer (collection date unknown). 
  • Anderson, Christopher G. and Eli Greenbaum 2012. Phylogeography of Northern Populations of the Black-Tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus Baird And Girard, 1853), With the Revalidation of C. ornatus Hallowell, 1854. Herpetological Monographs 26 (1): 19-57. - get paper here
  • Davis DR, LaDuc TJ 2018. Amphibians and reptiles of C. E. Miller Ranch and the Sierra Vieja, Chihuahuan Desert, Texas, USA ZooKeys 735: 97-130 - get paper here
  • García-Padilla, Elí, Gerson Josué Herrera-Enríquez, Manuel Nevárez de los Reyes, David Lazcano, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. Crotalus ornatus Hallowell, 1854. Mexico, Nuevo León. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (3): 778
  • Hallowell,E. 1854. Notices of new reptiles from Texas. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 1854: 192-193 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Nevárez de Los Reyes, Manuel, David Lazcano and Javier Banda-Leal. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Crotalus ornatus (Eastern Black-tailed Rattlesnake). Herpetological Review 47 (2): 261
  • Spinner, L. 2017. Die Klapperschlangen der USA in Natur und Terrarium Reptilia (Münster) 22 (124): 18-33 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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