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Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi)
Banded Rock Rattlesnake
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BANDED ROCK RATTLESNAKE FACTSDescription
The Banded Rock Rattlesnake is light grey with darker grey banding that varies greatly from habitat to habitat. The ground color may even be green or purplish in some areas. Snakes from the Franklin Mountain range in Texas are pearl silver with black bands. C. lepidus klauberi does not have mottling between the darker bands like other subspecies.
Blue rattlesnake, Green rattlesnake, Rock rattlesnake.
Often found in canyons, scree slopes, road cuts, rock crevices.
small mammals, lizards and sometimes frogs.
Ovoviviparous, with females giving birth to 2-8 young in the spring.
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico (south to Jalisco)
They are not aggressive and rely on their camouflage to avoid predators. They usually do not strike or rattle their tails unless harassed. The venom is primarily a haemotoxin, but has been known to have significant neurotoxic effects as well.
Relatives in same Genus
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (C. adamanteus)
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (C. atrox)
Sidewinder (C. cerastes)
Baja California Rattlesnake (C. enyo)
Timber Rattlesnake (C. horridus)
Rock Rattlesnake (C. lepidus lepidus)
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (C. mitchellii pyrrhus)
Blacktail Rattlesnake (C. molossus molossus)
Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (C. oreganus helleri)
Great Basin Rattlesnake (C. oreganus lutosus)
Northern Pacific Rattlenake (C. oreganus oreganus)
Twin-spotted Rattlesnake (C. pricei)
Red Diamond Rattlesnake (C. ruber)
Mojave Rattlesnake (C. scutulatus)
Tiger Rattlesnake (C. tigris)
Hopi Rattlesnake (C. viridis nuntius)
Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake (C. willardi willardi)