Venomous Reptiles of Latin America

  title={Venomous Reptiles of Latin America},
  author={O. Flores-Villela and Jonathan A. Campbell and W. Lamar},
The Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox Baird & Girard, 1853 , (Squamata: Viperidae): a new state record for Aguascalientes, México.
1853 extends throughout the southwestern United States, including southeastern California, the southern tip of Nevada, central and southern Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas (FrostExpand
Venomic analysis and evaluation of antivenom cross-reactivity of South American Micrurus species.
Coral snakes from Micrurus genus are the main representatives of the Elapidae family in South America. However, biochemical and pharmacological features regarding their venom constituents remainExpand
Acute hepatotoxicity of Crotalus durissus terrificus (South American rattlesnake) venom in rats
It is concluded that Cdt venom causes dose- and time-dependent hepatic damage in rats, characterized by elevated hepatic enzyme levels and histological alterations. Expand
Sperm ultrastructure of Bothrops alternatus and Bothrops diporus (Viperidae, Serpentes), and its possible relation to the reproductive features of the species
The observed midpiece elongation and absence of dense bodies could augment the energy producing capabilities of the spermatozoa, thus enhancing the competitive aptitude of the ejaculate. Expand
A new species of coral snake (Serpentes, Elapidae) from the Sierra de Tamaulipas, Mexico
A new species of Micrurus from the Mexican state of Tamauliupas is described, which differs in the absence of a yellow parietal ring and the presence of a tricolored tail. Expand
Variation in oxygen consumption of the western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox): implications for sexual size dimorphism
Estimates of size-dependent maintenance expenditure lead it to hypothesize that adult female body size may represent a compromise between selection for increased litter size, and Selection for increased reproductive frequency, and, therefore inactive maintenance expenditure. Expand
Non-Avian Reptiles of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: status of knowledge and commented list
We assessed the current knowledge on non-avian reptile species composition in the state of Rio de Janeiro (RJ), southeastern Brazil. We used published data in indexed journals and verified voucherExpand
Venom phenotypes of the Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus) and the Ridge‐nosed Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi) from México and the United States
Venoms of these montane species generally showed a type I phenotype and showed differential toxicity toward mouse, lizard and invertebrate model species, providing additional evidence that geographical isolation, natural selection, and adaptive evolution in response to diets may be driving forces contributing to population‐level variation in venom composition. Expand
First confirmed records of the endangered Andean pitviper Bothrops lojanus Parker, 1930 (Viperidae: Crotalinae) from Peru
The enigmatic pitviper Bothrops lojanus , is an endangered snake known only in southwestern Ecuador. The present study confirms the presence of the species in northwestern Peru, extending its knownExpand
Review of the geographic distribution of Micrurus decoratus (Jan, 1858) (Serpentes: Elapidae)
Micrurus decoratus (Jan, 1858) is a poorly known species of coral snake, with a controversial history concerning its geographical range. The lack of consensus among researchers, since its originalExpand