HyperDic: crotalus

English > 1 sense of the word Crotalus:
NOUNanimalCrotalus, genus Crotaluslarge rattlesnakes
English > Crotalus: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaninglarge rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing prey.
Synonymgenus Crotalus
Member ofCrotalidae, family Crotalidae(New World vipers) pit vipers
MembersMojave rattlesnake, Crotalus scutulatusExtremely dangerous
Western diamondback, Western diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus atroxlargest and most dangerous North American snake
prairie rattlesnake, prairie rattler, Western rattlesnake, Crotalus viridiswidely distributed between the Mississippi and the Rockies
rock rattlesnake, Crotalus lepidusmountain rock dweller of Mexico and most southern parts of United States southwest
sidewinder, horned rattlesnake, Crotalus cerastessmall pale-colored desert rattlesnake of southwestern United States
speckled rattlesnake, Crotalus mitchelliimarkings vary but usually harmonize with background
tiger rattlesnake, Crotalus tigrisHaving irregularly cross-banded back
timber rattlesnake, banded rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus horriduswidely distributed in rugged ground of eastern United States
Broaderreptile genusA genus of reptiles
Spanishcrotalus, genus crotalus
Catalancrotalus, genus crotalus

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