Published March 1, 2003
by Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||74|
This book is the monograph of the eastern diamondback rattlesnake by D. Bruce Means. Its publication is a culmination of over 40 years of long-term, in-depth study of the world’s largest rattlesnake, Crotalus : D. Bruce Means. By D. Bruce Means. Introduction This book is the monograph of the eastern diamondback rattlesnake by D. Bruce publication is a culmination of over 40 years of long-term, in-depth study of the world’s largest rattlesnake, Crotalus the preface Means writes, “The limited biological knowledge available for this species is all the more amazing when one considers the. Diamonds in the Rough: Natural History of the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. This book is the monograph of the eastern diamondback rattlesnake. Its publication is a culmination of over 40 years of long-term, in-depth study of the world’s largest rattlesnake, Crotalus adamanteus. The eastern diamondback is a large, heavy-bodied rattlesnake. Adults can grow to an average feet in length and can weigh up to 10 pounds. The background color is brown, tan or yellow with brown diamonds down the back which are outlined in cream.
The Rattlesnake Conservancy is committed to advancing the protection of rattlesnakes, and their habitat, through research and education. An eastern diamondback rattlesnake may live up to 20 years, but the typical lifespan in the wild would be about 10 years. Conservation Advisory Board Bans ‘Gassing’ of Wildlife Burrows: It is “illegal to introduce gasoline or any other noxious chemical or gaseous substance into . Reaching record lengths of nearly 8 ft and a weight of 26 lbs, this is the world’s largest rattlesnake species. It is often found near gopher tortoise burrows where it shelters during extreme summer heat and winter cold. All rattlesnakes, including this species, are ovoviviparous or “live-bearing” with young born in a thin, membrane-like sac. The Rattlesnake Conservancy. 10, likes talking about this. This page is dedicated to conservation of all rattlesnake species.
The eastern diamondback rattlesnake warrants listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act because it is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future in all or a significant portion of its range. The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is absent or extremely rare across large portions of its former range. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes and Humans. Diamondback rattlesnake skin is valued for its beautiful pattern. The species has the reputation as the most dangerous venomous snake in North America, with a bite mortality rate ranging from % (depending on source). Venomous snakes are also beneficial; for example, some rattlesnake species have been reported to consume ticks in their native ranges. Only six of Florida's 44 snake species are venomous: the eastern coral snake, the southern copperhead, the cottonmouth, the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, the timber rattlesnake, and the dusky pygmy. Conservation guide to the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus adamanteus. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Herpetological Circular No. 55pp.