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1 March 2013 Type specimens of Crotalus scutulatus (Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae) re-examined, with new evidence after more than a century of confusion
Michael D. Cardwell, Steve W. Gotte, Roy W. McDiarmid, Ned Gilmore, James A. Poindexter
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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.

Michael D. Cardwell, Steve W. Gotte, Roy W. McDiarmid, Ned Gilmore, and James A. Poindexter "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 126(1), 11-16, (1 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X-126.1.11
Published: 1 March 2013
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