Crotalus


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Related to Crotalus: Crotalus viridis, Lachesis, Crotalus horridus

Crotalus

 [krot´ah-lus]
a large genus of venomous rattlesnakes with numerous species in North America and others in Central and South America. See also snakebite.

Crotalus

(krot'ă-lŭs),
A genus of rattlesnakes (family Crotalidae) native to North America, having large fangs that are replaced periodically throughout life and a venom that is both neurotoxic and hemolytic. The largest species are the diamondbacks of the southern states (Crotalus adamanteus) and western states (Crotalus atrox); the smallest are the pigmy rattlers (Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, S. miliarius streckeri, and S. miliarius miliarius.
[G. krotalon, a rattle, fr. krotos, a rattling noise]

Crotalus

/Cro·ta·lus/ (kro´tah-lus) a genus of rattlesnakes.

Crotalus

[krot′älus]
a large genus of venomous rattlesnakes with numerous species in North America and others in Central and South America. See also snakebite.

Crotalus


crotalus

a fibrinogen-clotting enzyme found in the venom of Crotalus adamanteus (rattlesnake).
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Evidence that Crotalus durissus terrificus (South American rattlesnake) envenomation in humans causes myolysis rather than hemolysis.
and Evelyn Ernst, who taught high school chemistry and biology, offer the second volume in their set on venomous reptiles of North America, focusing on 21 rattlesnake species of the genus Crotalus of the family Viperidae found in the US, Canada, and northern Mexico, for readers interested in venom, snakes, and herpetology.
General background information on Crotalus includes specific details on rattlesnake behavior, with each species including color photos, range maps, and specific discussions.
This enabled them to map the expansion and contraction at 4,000-year intervals of the ranges of 11 North American species of the rattlesnake genus Crotalus.
Fourteen adult rattlesnakes were used as subjects (4 Crotalus viridis, 3 Crotalus atrox, 3 Crotalus oreganus, 2 Crotalus helleri, 1 Crotalus horridus, and 1 Crotalus lutosus).
Platelet activation and signal transduction by convulxin, a C-type lectin from Crotalus durissus terrificus (tropical rattlesnake) venom via the p62/GPVI collagen receptor.
Growth, reproduction, and survival in a population of Crotalus viridis oreganus in north central Idaho.
Viperidae, subfamily Crotalinae, includes the Crotalus genus (rattlesnakes), Agkistrodon genus (copperheads and cottonmouths) and the Bothrops genus (Ferdelance).
One of the most prevalent is the avoidance of the various species of Crotalus--which, in my neck of the woods, includes Crotalus atrox, Crotalus lepidus and Crotalus viridis in particular.
Winter profile of plasma sex steroid levels in free-living male western diamond-backed rattlesnakes, Crotalus atrox (Serpentes: Viperidae).