Sistrurus


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Sistrurus

 [sis-troo´rus]
a genus of small rattlesnakes widely distributed throughout the United States, having symmetrical plates covering their heads.

Sistrurus

/Sis·tru·rus/ (sis-troo´rus) a genus of small rattlesnakes of the family Crotalidae; they occur throughout the United States and have symmetrical plates covering their heads. S. catena´tus is the massasauga and S. milia´rius is the pygmy rattlesnake.

Sistrurus

[sis-troo′rus]
a genus of small rattlesnakes widely distributed throughout the United States, having symmetric plates covering their heads.

Sistrurus

(sis-troor′ŭs) [L. sistrurus fr Gr. seistrouros, tail shaker]
A genus of small poisonous rattlesnakes that includes the pygmy rattlesnakes (Sistrurus miliarius).
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Michigan's only venomous snake, Sistrurus catenatus, has been recorded widely in Region I except for most of the Midland-Saginaw Bay-Thumb area, where it has only been recorded from Huron County.
piscivorus Lacepede, cottonmouth S Crotalus horridus Linnaeus, timber S rattlesnake Sistrurus catenatus (Rafinesque), N eastern massasauga Hypothetical: Eumeces anthracinus (Baird), coal skink Regina grahami Baird & Girard, Graham's water snake Tropidoclonian lineatum (Hallowell), lined snake Extirpated: Farancia abacura (Holbrook), mud snake X CLASS MAMMALIA Order Didelphimorphia (American opossums) Family Didelphidae (opossums) Didelphis virginiana Kerr, opossum I Order Insectivora (shrews and moles) Family Soricidae (shrews) Blarina brevicauda (Say), short-tailed I shrew Cryptotis parva (Say), least shrew I Sorex cinereus Kerr, masked shrew N S.
Finally, a report of the massasauga rattlesnake, Sistrurus catenatus, from Clark and Pine East (Lake Michigan Federation 1984) must be rejected.