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Crotalus tzabcan KLAUBER, 1952

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesYucatan Neotropical Rattlesnake 
SynonymCrotalus durissus tzabcan KLAUBER 1952: 71
Crotalus durissus tzabcan — NEILL & ALLEN 1959: 59
Crotalus simus tzabcan — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004
Crotalus tzabcan — QUIJADA-MASCAREÑAS & WÜSTER 2006
Caudisona tzabcan — HOSER 2009
Crotalus tzabcan — WALLACH et al. 2014: 196 
DistributionMexico (Quintana Roo, Yucatan south to El Peten, Campeche), Guatemala, Belize

Type locality: "Kantunil, Yucatan, Mexico."  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 36168 
CommentNomenclature: Hoser’s 2009 classification and nomenclature has been rejected as unnecessary and unavailable by WÜSTER & BERNILS 2011. 
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  • Carbajal-Márquez, Rubén Alonso; José Rogelio Cedeño-Vázquez 2017. The swimming behaviour of Tzabcan Rattlesnake, Crotalus tzabcan Klauber, 1952 (Squamata: Viperidae) Herpetology Notes 10: 673-674 - get paper here
  • Carbajal-Márquez, Rubén Alonso; José Rogelio Cedeño-Vázquez, Christian Martin García-Balderas, Tania Ramírez-Valverde, Gustavo Ernesto Quintero-Díaz 2018. The Defensive Behaviour of Tzabcan Rattlesnake, Crotalus tzabcan Klauber, 1952 (Squamata: Viperidae) Herpetology Notes 11: 429-431 - get paper here
  • González-Sánchez, V. H., J. D. Johnson, E. García-Padilla, V. Mata-Silva, D. L. DeSantis and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The Herpetofauna of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(2): 264–380 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Hoser, R. 2009. A reclassification of the rattlesnakes; species formerly exclusively referred to the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus. Australasian J. Herpetol. 3: 1-21 - get paper here
  • Klauber, Laurence M. 1952. Taxonomic studies on rattlesnakes of Mainland Mexico. Bulletins of the Zoological Society of San Diego (26): 1-143
  • Meik, Jesse M and André Pires-daSilva 2009. Evolutionary morphology of the rattlesnake style. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:35 - get paper here
  • Neill, Wilfred T. and E. Ross Allen. 1959. Studies on the amphibians and reptiles of British Honduras. Publications of the Research Division Ross Allen's Reptiles Institute. 2 (1): 1-76
  • Platt, Steven G., Thomas R. Rainwater, Jan C. Meerman and Stanlee M. Miller. 2016. Nature Notes. Notes on the diet, foraging behavior, and venom of some snakes in Belize. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 162–170 - get paper here
  • Quijada-Mascareñas & Wüster, W. 2006. Crotalus durissus complex: from Yucatan to Patagonia: the natural history of the Neotropical rattlesnake. Reptilia (GB) (49): 66-73 - get paper here
  • Quijada-Mascareñas & Wüster, W. 2006. On the Origins and Dispersal of Neotropical Rattlesnakes in South America CAH/ACH Bulletin 14 (1): 6-12 - 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.
  • Wüster, W. & Bérnils, R.S. 2011. On the generic classification of the rattlesnakes, with special reference to the Neotropical Crotalus durissus complex (Squamata: Viperidae). ZOOLOGIA 28 (4): 417–419
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