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Type specimens of Crotalus scutulatus (Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae) re-examined, with new evidence after more than a century of confusion

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

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DOI: 10.2988/0006-324X-126.1.11

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Abstract

The original description of Crotalus scutulatus (Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae) was published in 1861 by Robert Kennicott, who did not identify a type specimen or a type locality. We review the history of specimens purported to be the type(s) and various designations of type locality. We provide evidence that ANSP 7069 (formerly one of two specimens of USNM 5027) is the holotype and that the appropriate type locality is Fort Buchanan, near present-day Sonoita, in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Type specimens of Crotalus scutulatus (Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae) re-examined, with new evidence after more than a century of confusion
Series title:
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
DOI:
10.2988/0006-324X-126.1.11
Volume
126
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Biological Society of Washington
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
6 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
First page:
11
Last page:
16