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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Ecology and conservation of an endangered rattlesnake, Sistrurus catenatus, in Missouri, USA.
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.
Sistrurus catenatus catenatus (Rafinesque, 1818), Eastern Massasauga (I, II)
Finally, a report of the massasauga rattlesnake, Sistrurus catenatus, from Clark and Pine East (Lake Michigan Federation 1984) must be rejected.
Movements and habitat utilization by the massasaunga, Sistrurus catenatus catenatus.
Five species collected since 1930 in Riley and Geary counties, but not reported before this date nor during this study were: Bufo americanus - Kansas: Riley Co: Manhattan, 1937 (MVZ 36857); Eumeces faciatus - Kansas: Riley Co: Manhattan, 1933 (SDSNH 15577-80); Eumeces septentrionalis - Kansas: Riley Co: Exit 310 on I-70, 1975 (KU 158488); Sceloporus undulatus - Kansas: Riley Co: Manhattan, 1937 (MVZ 36879-80); and Sistrurus catenatus - [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 3 OMITTED] [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 4 OMITTED] Kansas: Riley Go: Sec.
The presence of small cotylar foramina set in shallow pits suggests the genus Crotalus, rather than Agkistrodon or Sistrurus (Parmley, 1988b).