Study: Head shape and genetics augment understanding of rattlesnake species

Western  Rattlesnake. Photo by Bryan Safratowich.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Using head shape and genetic analyses, new research challenges the formerly designated subspecies within the western rattlesnake species. These findings have important implications for ecological conservation efforts across the United States and could provide the basis for new species designations.

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