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Central Plateau Dusky Rattlesnake
Federal and State Protections
Countries of Occurrence
60cm (23.6) - 68.3cm (26.9in)
States or Providence
Michoacan, Morelos, Mexico, Puebla, Veracruz
A small species which can be found in high elevation pine-oak habitat along the Transverse Volcanic Cordillera. The Central Plateau Dusky rattlesnake has a generalist diet consisting of frogs, small mammals, lizards, and invertebrates.
Females give live birth to moderate sized litters of 7 babies on average.
The venom of this species has shown to have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, potentially leading to future research and treatments using its venom! This is especially important as many diseases become more resistant to current treatments. Venom saves lives!