Crotalidae


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Crotalidae

[krō′tal·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of proglyphodont venomous snakes in the reptilian suborder Serpentes.
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A randomized multicenter trial of Crotalidae polyvalent immune F(ab) antivenom for the treatment of rattlesnake envenomation in dogs.
According to Fougera, crotalid is used to describe the Crotalinae subfamily (formerly Crotalidae) of venomous snakes that comprise the vast majority of common North American snakes--including rattlesnakes, copperheads and cottonmouths/water moccasins.
The highly accessible text describes the behavior and care in captivity of venomous snakes from the Elapidae family (cobras, kraits, coral snakes); Viperidae family (adders, vipers); and Crotalidae family (pitvipers).
Prevalence of Mesocestoides (Eucestoda: Mesocestoididea) tetrathyridia in southern California reptiles with notes on the pathology in the Crotalidae. Jap.
Such proteins may be of central relevance during the clinical course of accidental human envenomations by various snake species, particularly from the families Viperidae and Crotalidae, by inducing striking alterations in the coagulation system that might lead to fatal hemorrhages.
sirtalis (Linnaeus), common I garter snake Virginia valeriae Baird & Girard, S western earth snake Family Crotalidae (pit vipers) Agkistrodon controtrix S, WC (Linnaeus), northern copperhead A.