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Family Crotalidae Oppel 1811 (pit viper)

Reptilia - Squamata - Viperidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 161798

Alternative spelling: Crotalinae

Full reference: M. Oppel. 1811. Die Ordnungen, Familien und Gattungen der Reptilien als Prodom einer Naturgeschichte Derselben. Joseph Lindauer, München xii-86

Parent taxon: Colubroidea according to O. W. M. Kuhn 1966

Sister taxa: Colubridae, Elapidae, Headonophis, Hydrophidae, Procerophis, Renenutet, Rhabdosomidae, Russellopheidae, Vectophis

Subtaxa: Agkistrodon, Aploaspis, Caudisonia, Crotalus, Sistrurus, Trimeresurus, Viperinae

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Type: Crotalus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore