Common Name Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus atrox
 Maximum Body Length 234cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 11
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, S, SE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Timber Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus horridus
 Maximum Body Length 189cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 10
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE
 Notes Found in the eastern regions of Texas. 

 

 Common Name Rock Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus lepidus
 Maximum Body Length 83cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 4
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, S
 Notes Found in the western regions of Texas.  

 

 Common Name Black-tailed Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus molossus
 Maximum Body Length 133cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 6
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, S
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Mohave Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus scutalatus
 Maximum Body Length 140cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 8
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, S
 Notes Found in the far west of Texas.  

 

 Common Name Western Rattlesnake
 Scientific Name Crotalus viridis
 Maximum Body Length 163cm
 Reproduction Live 
 Number of Offspring 10
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, S, MW, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Ring-necked Snake 
 Scientific Name Diadophis punctatus
 Total Body Length 86cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 5
 Venom Non-venomous 
 Distribution NW, NE, MW, S, NE, SE, Canada
 Notes Has been recorded to give birth to live young. 

 

 Common Name Indigo Snake
 Scientific Name Drymarchon corais
 Total Body Length 263cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 9
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution S
 Notes Found in the southern regions of Texas.  

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