The Eastern Massasauga
rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus; EMR) is a small robust pit viper currently found in nine states and the province of Ontario, Canada.
One of the main threats to early successional massasauga
habitat is encroachment of woody vegetation and exotic plant species (Durbian, 2006; Moore and Gillingham, 2006).
Accelerated exchange of exon segments in Viperid three-finger toxin genes (Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii; Desert Massasauga
Numerous sightings of endangered Eastern Massasauga
rattlesnakes in the vicinity of the new Maid of the Mist boatworks at the bottom of the environmentally-sensitive Niagara Gorge are insufficient to warrant a site investigation, according to a state DEC response to a story that appeared here two weeks ago.
Our goal is to connect an established prairie to the uplands adjacent to our fen, creating a more natural mosaic of habitats and giving our massasauga
rattlesnakes more room to roam.
To the Editor: During 2008, the ninth year of a long-term biologic monitoring program, 3 eastern massasauga
rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) with severe facial swelling and disfiguration died within 3 weeks after discovery near Carlyle, Illinois, USA.
I was coming to the end of my trip but there was just enough time to pay a visit to Massasauga
Provincial Park, on the shores of Georgian Bay - part of Lake Huron and often referred to as the sixth Great Lake.
After leaving the Arowhon, we headed for Massasauga
Provincial Park where, on a boat trip across Georgian Bay to Wreck Island, the clear blue sky seems to go on forever.
Looks out into/the lowlands./Or let's say that in her dream/a massasauga
, small as a dropped twig,/injects alluvial venom/into her blood./The lightning stitching its way/into the night sky.
Reptile road mortality around an oasis in the Illinois com desert with emphasis on endangered eastern Massasauga
, Copeia 2008(2) :350-359.
Hibernation site selection by eastern massasauga
rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) near their northern range limit.
Andrew Lentini, who's in charge of all amphibians and reptiles at the Toronto Zoo's Animal Health Centre, works with snapping turtles, bearded dragons, the royal python, the massasauga
rattlesnake and lots of others.