NNTRC Snakes

Scientific Name

crotalus scutulatus salvini

Common Name 

Huamantlans Rattlesnake

Physical Characteristics

This species grows to an average of less than 3.3 feet (100cm). They are medium bodied with a small head and a gray/brown pattern. The pattern preceding the rattle is striped all around and the color is brighter than the rest of the body.

Geographic Range (Mexico)

Only found in Central and Southwest Mexico, especially Veracruz

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Forests and lowlands.


Rodents, lizards, and small birds.


Neurotoxic, causes victims excruciating pain and immobilization


Very confrontational when disturbed, but otherwise avoids contact.

This page was last updated on: February 1, 2017