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Crotalus aquilus in the Mexican state of M?xico consumes a diverse summer diet

Herpetological Bulletin

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Abstract

We report observations of the summer diet of Crotalus aquilus (Queretaro dusky rattlesnake) from an agricultural region near San Pedro de los Metates, municipality of Acambay, state of Mexico, Mexico. We recovered the remains of 12 individual prey items from 11 different snakes. Eleven of 38 (29%) snakes observed contained prey remains, including 6 mammals, 3 lizards, and 3 snakes. These observations suggest that C. aquilus consumes a diverse diet and that they may be more ophiophagous than many other rattlesnakes.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Crotalus aquilus in the Mexican state of M?xico consumes a diverse summer diet
Series title:
Herpetological Bulletin
Volume
No. 105
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
10-12
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Herpetological Bulletin
First page:
10
Last page:
12
Number of Pages:
3