Photo credit:

Brandon La Forest (HERP.MX)

Common name

Durango Rock Rattlesnake

Scientific name

Crotalus lepidus maculosus

Conservation Status

Federal and State Protections

Countries of Occurrence


States or Providence 

Durango, Sinaloa, Nayarit


Adult size

Species Description

Rather than stripes, the Durango Rock Rattlesnake stands out due to the rounded, ovular blotches running down the length of their back. They can be gray, tan or brown; and usually have a "rough" textured pattern of speckles slightly darker than the body.

This subspecies is found in humid pine-oak forests of Durango, Sinaloa and Nayarit.


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