AnAge entry for Crotalus horridus

Classification (HAGRID: 04053)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Squamata
                Family: Viperidae
                    Genus: Crotalus
Species
Crotalus horridus
Common name
Timber rattlesnake
Synonyms
Crotalus horridus atricaudatus, Crotalus horridus horridus, Crotalus atricaudatus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
30.2 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 485
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Their average lifespan in the wild is around 16-22 years [0440], but some anecdotal evidence suggests they may live up to 50 years in the wild [0528].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,555 days
Male sexual maturity
1,825 days
Gestation
135 days
Litter size
9 (viviparous)
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174306
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 35024
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