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Crotalus triseriatus (WAGLER, 1830)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Western Dusky Rattlesnake, Central Plateau Dusky Rattlesnake
S: Viborita de Cascabel 
SynonymUropsophus triseriatus WAGLER 1830: 176
Urosophus triseriatus WAGLER 1830: 176 (fide TAYLOR 1949: 215)
Crotalus triseriatus — GRAY 1831
Crotalus pallidus GÜNTHER 1895 (fide BOULENGER 1896: 581)
Crotalus triseriatus triseriatus — KLAUBER 1931
Crotalus triseriatus triseriatus — KLAUBER 1952: 19
Crotalus triseriatus triseriatus — DAVIS & SMITH 1953
Crotalus triseriatus anahuacus HARRIS & SIMMONS 1978
Crotalus triseriatus triseriatus — LINER 1994
Crotalus triseriatus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 296
Uropsophus triseriatus — HOSER 2009
Crotalus triseriatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 195 
DistributionMexico (WC Veracruz, Michoacan, Morelos, Hidalgo, Puebla);

Type locality: see comment  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 2908 – 2911
Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.17.70 (formerly BMNH 1868.4.7.23) [Crotalus pallidus]
Holotype: MCZ 33681 [anahuacus] 

Subspecies: Crotalus triseriatus armstrongi CAMPBELL 1978 has been elevated to full species status by BRYSON et al. 2014.

Distribution: Not listed for San Luis Potosí by Lemos-Espinal & Dixon 2013, nor Lemos-Espinal et al. 2018 (checklist SLP). Not in Querétaro fide Tepos-Ramírez M et al. (2023). See map in Blair et al. 2018: 352 (Fig. 1).

Type locality: "Mexico." Proposed restriction to "Alvarez, San Luis Potosi, Mexico" by Smith and Taylor (1950:342). This restriction is not valid because C. t. triseriatus, as presently defined, does not range into the state of San Luis Potosi; Alvarez is the type-locality for C. t. aquilus [= Crotalus aquilus].

Nomenclature: Hoser’s 2009 classification and nomenclature has been rejected as unnecessary and unavailable by WÜSTER & BERNILS 2011. 
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