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Grand Canyon Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus abyssus)

Created: June 27th, 2017 - 04:31 PM
Last Modified: December 11th, 2017 - 12:07 PM
Entered by: Jeremy Westerman
Record 281808
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
County:
Garfield County
Time:
2017-06-26 22:25:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
Method:
DOR
Habitat:
scattered grasses/shrubs/ juniper sandy open gravel substrate
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
81.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Clear
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
5829.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

AOR light much smaller adult gray C.o.concolors were found a few miles to the West and further North of this specimen on the same night. Same locale as previous two C.o.abyssus DOR's salvaged for the Bean Museum collection July of last year. Other abyssus specimens confirmed nearby to the West at Wide hollow reservoir and just to the South at Alvey Wash
48 dorsal blotches 8 tail bands base and Rattle missing, minor tissue damage to the caudal region, appears to be a male (possible hemipenes prolapse due to car vehicle strike) but unconfirmed.

Vouchers

Specimen deposited at Monte L. Bean Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT