PRAIRIE RATTLESNAKE
Crotalus viridis (Rafinesque 1818)
krō-tă-ləs — vĭr-ə-dĭs


Conservation Status:

State: None

Federal: None
NatureServe State: S5 - Secure
NatureServe National: N5 - Secure
NatureServe Global: G5 - Secure
CITES: None

An sub-adult Prairie Rattlesnake from Comanche County. © Maci Loughrea.
An adult Prairie Rattlesnake from Stanton County. © Travis W. Taggart.
An adult specimen from Stanton County, Kansas. Image © Travis W. Taggart.
An adult from just south of Monument Rocks, Gove County. Image © Travis W. Taggart.
An adult Prairie Rattlesnake from Comanche County. © Maci Loughrea.

Description:
DANGEROUSLY VENOMOUS (a threat to life or limb): Pit on each side of the head between and slightly below the eye and nostril; large rattle on the tail; small scales covering most of top of the head with one large scale over each eye; a pattern of 30–55 light green to brown blotches on the back; dark bands on the tail. Head, body, and tail are greenish gray to light brown; tail bands similar in color to body blotches. Belly grayish, yellowish, or cream. Young look like miniature adults. Males have longer tails than females.
Adults normally grow 890- 1, 140 mm (35-45 inches) in TL; largest specimen from Kansas: male (FHSM 8564) from Hamilton County with TL of 1,454 mm (57 1/8 inches, including rattle) collected by Dick Grusing on 28 April 2004; exceeds maximum length throughout the range, as reported in Conant and Collins (1998).

Distribution:
The Prairie Rattlesnake is confined to the western half of the state although it is apparently absent from much of the Arkansas River drainage east of Ford County. A specimen (KU 2327) from "Republic County" (no specific locality) is not mapped due to its imprecise locality and the lack of corroborating specimens from adjacent Nebraska.
Additionally, the specimens from Barton, Ellsworth, Jewell, Mitchell, and Smith counties require corroboration. Larry Miller (pers. comm.) relayed information on a specimen he observed in Ellsworth County near the town of Kanopolis. Burt (1933) reported a specimen he collected 3 miles south of Ellsworth on 1 May 1927. Additionally, there are two ANSP specimens (ANSP 10742-3; Ft. Harker) from Ellsworth County. Further investigations are needed to verify that these individuals weren't introduced specimens.
Mozley (1877) reported a specimen from "Osborn City", presumably Osborne County which is just at the eastern edge of its range. Corroborating specimens are desirable.

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  • Occurrence Summary:  
  • 777
    Records 
  • 563
    Museum Vouchers 
  • 214
    Other Observations 
Some county occurrences indicated below may be too imprecise to map above.
County Breakdown: County Name (# occurrences):
Barber (30); Barton (2); Cheyenne (13); Clark (23); Comanche (3); Decatur (1); Ellis (67); Ellsworth (4); Finney (52); Ford (6); Gove (22); Graham (7); Grant (200); Gray (4); Greeley (1); Hamilton (21); Haskell (3); Hodgeman (18); Jewell (2); Kearney (12); Kiowa (5); Lane (4); Lincoln (1); Logan (64); Meade (24); Mitchell (1); Morton (28); Ness (14); Norton (1); Osborne (1); Phillips (1); Pratt (1); Rawlins (6); Reno (1); Republic (1); Riley (3); Rooks (4); Rush (1); Russell (5); Scott (3); Seward (9); Sheridan (3); Sherman (9); Smith (1); Stanton (19); Stevens (7); Thomas (7); Trego (38); Unknown (13); Wallace (10); Wichita (1);

Natural History:
A readily observed species where it occurs. It is most commonly associated with rocky canyons and open prairies, with an abundance of small mammal burrows. Basks on south-facing hillsides with large rocks, or just outside of rodent burrows, in the early spring.
Males Prairie Rattlesnake will range up to 15 miles from the den during the summer and then typically returns to the same den in the fall. Females (especially when gravid) are much more sessile and my only move two hundred yards from their burrow during the summer. They become nocturnal during hot summer days.
Females produce 5-18 young per litter, born in spring, summer, or fall.
Prairie Rattlesnakes eat lizards, rats, mice, and pocket gophers.

Occurrence Activity:
White dates indicate there is at least a single recorded occurrence on that date. The darker blue a date is, the greater the relative number of observations for that date.
Observation Type: (of recorded types)
Remarks:
First reported in Kansas by Hallowell (1856). The earliest existing specimen is from 1904 (KU 1617).
Relying primarily on anecdotal information in Klauber (1956), Fitch (1984) reported a 'drastic' population decline over the past 150 years and further commented that the decrease was accelerating and the species legitimately faced extinction in the state. However, in the same report he discusses the 70 specimens he observed in Morton County in 1984, and reports of 'Snake Hunters' catching and killing 150 in a day and 600 in a season.
Taggart (2006) found the Prairie Rattlesnake to be one of the most commonly encountered snakes in the western half of Kansas. It trails only the Gopher Snake in the total number of observations within its range.
Over time, local populations have certainly experienced fluctuations in the number of individuals and even the distribution of age classes. And much of their former habitat has been converted to agriculture. However, at this point there is no evidence that the Prairie Rattlesnake has experienced a decline in numbers over the past 50, and based on the comments by Fitch (1984), population numbers may actually be increasing.
This species may be commercially harvested in Kansas, and has been as recently as 1999, (Fitch, 1995, 1998; Schmidt, 2002; Schmidt and Stark, 2002), in conjunction with an organized Wallace County 'round-up' that began in 1991. The typical harvest of Prairie Rattlesnakes during the round-ups was 300-400 specimens per year. This harvest is small with respect to considerable mortality this species experiences annually on Kansas highways alone. However, it is unknown what effects the take has on local populations that are repeatedly harvested each year.
Demographic data is needed that would allow us to model these effects, and more effectively manage the harvest. Schmidt and Stark (2002) provide such information for populations in Logan County; however those data are also needed for other populations in the state, specifically, those that den communally.
Burt (1935) reported a large specimen that was secured from a pasture three miles west of Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas, on 27 May 1934.

Bibliography:
1818 Rafinesque, Constantine S. Further account of discoveries in natural history, in the western states. The American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review 4():39-42
1857 Hallowell, Edward. Notice of a collection of reptiles from Kansas and Nebraska presented to the Academy of Natural Sciences, by Doctor Hammond, U. S. A. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 8():238-253
1859 Cope, Edward D. Catalogue of the venomous serpents in the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, with notes on the families, genera, and species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 11():332-347
1866 Cope, Edward D. On the reptilia and batrachia of the Sonoran province of the neartic region. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 18():300-314
1872 Brous, H. A. Habits of the prairie dogs. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 5():10-12
1877 Mozley, Annie E. List of Kansas snakes in the museum of the Kansas State University. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 6():34-35
1877 Savage, J. On the bite of the rattlesnake . Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 6():36-38
1878 Williston, S. W. The prairie dog, owl and rattlesnake. The American Naturalist 12(4):203-208
1882 Brons, H. A. Notes on the habits of some western snakes. The American Naturalist 16(7):564-567
1883 Garman, Samuel. The reptiles and batrachians of North America.  Kentucky Geological Survey. Yeoman Press., Frankfort, Kentucky. 185pp.
1883 Garman, Samuel. The reptiles and batrachians of North America. Memiors of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 8(3):xxxi + 1-185
1887 Cope, Edward D. Origin of the Fittest: Essays on Evolution. D. Appleton and Company, New York, New York.. 467pp.
1895 Stejneger, Leonhard. The poisonous snakes of North America. Annual Report of the United States National Museum 1893(2):337-487
1904 Branson, Edwin B. Snakes of Kansas. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 2(13):353-430
1908 Dyche, Lewis L. The poison glands of a rattlesnake during the period of hibernation. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 22():312-313
1916 Kellogg, Remington The mammals of Kansas with notes on their distribution, habits, life histories and economic importance. Thesis. University of Kansas, Lawrence. 331pp.
1917 Wooster, Lyman D. Nature Study Bulletin Kansas State Printing Plant, Topeka, Kansas.. 63pp.
1928 Burt, Charles E. Some distributional and ecological records of Kansas reptiles. Transactions of the Academy of Science St. Louis 26():186-208
1929 Taylor, Edward H. A revised checklist of the snakes of Kansas. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 19(5):53-62
1929 Taylor, Edward H. List of reptiles and batrachians of Morton County, Kansas, reporting species new to the state fauna. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 19(6):63-65
1933 Brumwell, Malcolm J. Distributional records of the reptilia and amphibians of Kansas. Privately printed, . 22pp.
1933 Burt, Charles E. Some distributional and ecological records of Kansas reptiles. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 36():186-208
1934 Brennan, Lawrence A. A check list of the amphibians and reptiles of Ellis County, Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 37():189-191
1934 Burt, Charles E. and W. L. Hoyle. Additional records of the reptiles of the central prairie region of the United States. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 37():193-216
1935 Brennan, Lawrence A. Notes on the Distribution of Amphibia and Reptilia of Ellis County, Kansas. Thesis. Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. 114pp.
1935 Burt, Charles E. Further records of the ecology and distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the middle west. American Midland Naturalist 16(3):311-366
1935 Burt, Charles E. and William L. Hoyle. Additional records of the reptiles of the central prairie region of the United States Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 37():193-216
1937 Brennan, Lawrence A. A study of the habitat of reptiles and amphibians of Ellis County, Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 40():341-347
1941 Branson, F. and C. Deyoe A study of snakes and lizards of Ellis County. Unpublished data, Fort Hays State University. pp.
1944 Marr, John C. Notes on amphibians and reptiles from the central United States. American Midland Naturalist 32(2):478-490
1947 Hall, Henry H. and Hobart M. Smith Selected records of reptiles and amphibians from southeastern Kansas Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 49(4):447-454
1950 Smith, Hobart M. Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of Kansas. University of Kansas, Museum of Natural History, Miscellaneous Publication (2):336
1953 Schmidt, Karl P. A Check List of North American Amphibians and Reptiles. 6th Edition. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. 280pp.
1956 Loomis, Richard B. The chigger mites of Kansas (Acarina, Trombiculidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37():1195-1443
1959 Prophet, Carl W. An outline for conservation teaching in Kansas. Kansas School Naturalist 5(3):16
1962 Gish, Charles D. The Herpetofauna of Ellis County, Kansas. Thesis. Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. 34pp.
1974 Collins, Joseph T. Amphibians and Reptiles in Kansas University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Public Education Series (1):283 pp
1974 Karns, Daryl, Ray E. Ashton, Jr., and Thomas Swearingen. Illustrated Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles in Kansas: An Identification Manual. University of Kansas Publications Museum of Natural History Public Education Series(2):viii + 18
1974 Perry, Janice. KHS members take trip to southwest Kansas. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (3):2-3
1976 Rundquist, Eric M. Field checklist (of) amphibians and reptiles of Kansas. Kansas Herpetological Society, Lawrence. pp.
1977 Knight, James L. and Joseph T. Collins. The amphibians and reptiles of Cheyenne County, Kansas, Report Number 15. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence. 19pp.
1978 Capron, Marty. Four county collecting raid: A south central Kansas herping saga. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (26):9-12
1978 Harris, Herbert S. and Robert S. Simmons. A preliminary account of the rattlesnakes with descriptions of four new subspecies. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 14():105-211
1979 Gray, Peter and Eddie Stegall. A field trip to the Red Hills. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (29):6-8
1980 Clarke, Robert F. Herptiles and fishes of the western Arkansas River in Kansas. United States Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 55pp.
1982 Collins, Joseph T. Amphibians and Reptiles in Kansas. 2nd edition. University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Public Education Series (8):
1983 Collins, Joseph T. New records of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles in Kansas for 1982 . Technical Publication of the State Biological Survey of Kansas 13():9-21
1984 Schwarting, Nancy. KHS field trip, May 1984. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (57):3-4
1985 Capron, Marty. A western diamondback rattlesnake released in Sumner County, Kansas. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (59):5-6
1985 Capron, Marty. Thunder snakes, blow vipers, and others. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (60):9-10
1985 Fitch, Henry S. Observations on rattle size and demography of Prairie Rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis) and Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) in Kansas. Occasional Papers of the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History (118):1-11
1986 Collins, Joseph T. New records of amphibians and reptiles in Kansas for 1986. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (66):9-16
1988 Nulton, Michael T. and Michael S. Rush. New county records of amphibians and reptiles in Gray County, Kansas. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (74):10-12
1989 Collins, Joseph T. New records of amphibians and reptiles in Kansas for 1988. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (75):15-18
1989 Collins, Joseph T. New records of amphibians and reptiles in Kansas for 1989. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (78):16-21
1990 Collins, Joseph T. Maximum size records for Kansas amphibians and reptiles. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (81):13-17
1990 Collins, Joseph T. Results of second Kansas herp count held during April-May 1990. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (81):10-12
1990 Lardie, Richard L. Kansas threatened species and protection of the Gypsum Hills habitat. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (80):14-15
1991 Collins, Joseph T. New records of amphibians and reptiles in Kansas for 1990. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (83):7-13
1991 Collins, Joseph T. Results of third Kansas herp count held during April-May 1991. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (85):9-13
1991 Collins, Joseph T. and Suzanne L. Collins. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Cimarron National Grasslands, Morton County, Kansas. U. S. Forest Service, Elkhart, Kansas. 60pp.
1991 Conant, Roger and Joseph T. Collins. Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts. pp.
1992 Ball, Robert L. High plains serpents: Results of a long-term study in Texas County, Oklahoma and Morton County, Kansas Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (88):16-17
1992 Collins, Joseph T. New records of amphibians and reptiles in Kansas for 1991. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (87):12-17
1992 Collins, Joseph T. Results of the fourth Kansas herp count held during April-May 1992. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (89):10-
1992 Edds, David R. Observations of the 1992 Sharon Springs rattlesnake roundup. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (90):11
1992 Reiserer, Randal S. and David L. Reber. Comments on the Wallace County rattlesnake roundup. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (90):12-15
1992 Taggart, Travis W. Crotalus viridis. Geographic distribution. Herpetological Review 23():91
1992 Taggart, Travis W. Observations on Kansas amphibians and reptiles Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (88):13-15
1992 Taggart, Travis W. Observations on Kansas amphibians and reptiles. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (88):13-15
1992 Taggart, Travis W. Results of the KHS annual field trip to Sheridan County State Lake. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (90):3-4
1993 Collins, Joseph T. and Rundquist, Eric M. Results of the fifth Kansas herp count held during April-June 1993 . Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (94):7-11
1993 Collins, Joseph T. and Suzanne L. Collins. Amphibians and Reptiles in Kansas. Third Edition. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Lawrence. 397pp.
1993 Edds, David R. Presentation to the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (91):13-14
1993 Edds, David R. Rattlesnake commercialization update. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (93):13
1993 Pisani, George R. and Henry S. Fitch. A survey of Oklahoma's rattlesnake roundups. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (92):7-15
1994 Collins, Joseph T. New records of amphibians and reptiles in Kansas for 1993. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (97):15-19
1994 Reber, David L. and Allison Smith-Reber. Kansas Herpetological Society position paper regarding rattlesnake roundups. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (96):9-20
1995 Bammes, B. E. The Sharon Springs rattlesnake roundup: A report. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (100):31-32
1995 Collins, Joseph T. New records of amphibians and reptiles in Kansas for 1994. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (100):24-47
1995 Fitch, Henry S. The Sharon Springs rattlesnake roundup May 12, 13, 14, 1995. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Pratt. 12pp.
1996 Rakestraw, J. Spring herp counts: A Kansas tradition. Reptile & Amphibian Magazine (March-April):75-80
1996 Reber, David L. and Alison S. Reber. Rattlesnake Roundups in Kansas: A brief history. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 1(1):10-14
1996 Riedle, J. Daren. Some Occurrences of the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in Kansas Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (105):18-19
1996 Rundquist, Eric M. Results of the eighth annual KHS herp counts Held 1 April-31 May 1996. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (104):6-17
1997 Rundquist, Eric M. Results of the ninth annual KHS herp counts held 1 April-31 May 1997. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (108):12-17
1998 Conant, Roger and Joseph T. Collins. Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. 3rd ed, expanded. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts. pp.
1998 Fitch, Henry S. The Sharon Springs roundup and prairie rattlesnake demography. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 101(3-4):101-113
1998 Rundquist, Eric M. Blind snake reproductive activity. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (111):16-17
1999 Rundquist, Eric M. Kansas Herpetological Society herp counts: A 10 year summary and evaluation. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (115):42962
2000 Fitch, Henry S. Population structure and biomass of some common snakes in central North America. Scientific Papers of the Natural History Museum University of Kansas (17):1-7
2000 Pook, Catharine E., Wolfgang Wuster, and Roger S. Thorpe. Historical biogeography of the Western Rattlesnake (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalus viridis), inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence information
. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 15(2):269-282
2000 Rundquist, Eric M. Results of the eleventh and twelfth annual KHS herpetofaunal counts for 1999-2000, held 1 April-31 May. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (122):11-16
2000 Schmidt, Curtis J. Observations on reptilian predation. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (120):18
2000 Taggart, Travis W. Biogeographic analysis of the reptiles (Squamata) in Ellis County, Kansas. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (121):7-16
2001 Kretzer, Justin E. and Jack F. Cully, Jr. Effects of Blacktailed Prairie Dogs on reptiles and amphibians in Kansas shortgrass prairie. Southwestern Naturalist 46(2):171-177
2001 Rundquist, Eric M. Results of the thirteenth annual KHS herp counts for 2001, held 1 April-30 June. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (125):13-16
2001 Schmidt, Curtis J. The amphibians, turtles, and reptiles of the Smoky Valley Ranch, Logan County, Kansas. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (124):9-11
2001 Taggart, Travis W. Results of the KHS spring field trip west. Kansas Herpetological Society Newsletter (125):10
2002 Fitch, Henry S. A comparison of growth and rattle string in three species of rattlesnakes. Scientific Papers of the Natural History Museum University of Kansas (24):1-6
2002 Kingsbury, Bruce and Joanna Gibson. Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles of the Midwest. Publication of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Address not given. 152pp.
2002 Rundquist, Eric M. Natural history of the Night Snake, Hypsiglena torquata, in Kansas. Journal of Kansas Herpetology (4):16-20
2002 Schmidt, Curtis J. A demographic analysis of the Prairie Rattlesnakes collected for the 2000 and 2001 Sharon Springs, Kansas, rattlesnake roundups. Journal of Kansas Herpetology (1):12-18
2002 Schmidt, Curtis J. Organization and background of the 2000 and 2001 Sharon Springs, Kansas, rattlesnake roundups. Journal of Kansas Herpetology (1):9
2002 Schmidt, Curtis J. and William J. Stark An assessment of the harvest of Prairie Rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis) during the Sharon Springs rattlesnake roundups in 2000 and 2001 and an investigation of unexploited populations within the Smoky Valley Ranch. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, . 15pp.
2002 Schmidt, Curtis J. and William J. Stark. An assessment of the harvest of Prairie Rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis) during the Sharon Springs rattlesnake roundups in 2000 and 2001, and an investigation of unexploited populations within the Smoky Valley Ranch, in Logan County, Kansas. ():46
2002 Taggart, Travis W. Results of the spring 2002 KHS field trip. Journal of Kansas Herpetology (3):6-7
2003 Fitch, Henry S. Rattlesnake roundup summary Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Pratt, Kansas. 14pp.
2003 Fitch, Henry S. Reproduction in rattlesnakes of the Sharon Springs, Kansas, roundup. Journal of Kansas Herpetology (8):23-24
2004 Bennett, R. Life history. Crotalus viridis. Prairie Rattlesnake. Behavior. Journal of Kansas Herpetology (12):18
2004 Delisle, Jennifer M. and William H. Busby Biological inventory for vertebrates at Fort Larned National Historic Site of the southern plains network. Natural Heritage Inventory, Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence. 61pp.
2004 Fitch, Henry S. Kansas rattlesnake reports, 1992 to Present Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Pratt, Kansas. 60pp.
2004 Taggart, Travis W. Kansas Herpetological Society 2004 spring field trip. Journal of Kansas Herpetology (9):2
2004 Taggart, Travis W. Results of the 2004 KHS spring field trip to Logan County. Journal of Kansas Herpetology (10):2-7
2004 Taggart, Travis W. Results of the KHS 2004 fall feld trip . Journal of Kansas Herpetology (12):15-16
2004 Taggart, Travis W. and Curtis J. Schmidt. Life History. Crotalus viridis. New maximum size for entire range. Journal of Kansas Herpetology (12):18
2006 Taggart, Travis W. Addendum report to biological inventory of the sandsage prairie near Holcomb, Kansas. Sunflower Electric Cooperative, Hays, Kansas. 31pp.
2006 Taggart, Travis W. Distribution and status of Kansas herpetofauna in need of information. State Wildlife Grant T7. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Pratt. vii + 106pp.
2007 Taggart, Travis W. A biological inventory of the Sunflower Electric Site near Holcomb, Kansas. Journal of Kansas Herpetology 23():11-16
2007 Taggart, Travis W., Joseph T. Collins, and Curtis J. Schmidt. Estimates of amphibian, reptile, and turtle mortality if Phostoxin is applied to 10,000 acres of prairie dog burrows in Logan County, Kansas. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Pratt. 5pp.
2010 Collins, Joseph T., Suzanne L. Collins, and Travis W. Taggart. Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles of Kansas Eagle Mountain Publishing., Provo, Utah. 400pp.
2011 Taggart, Travis W. Results of the Kansas Herpetological Society 2011 Summer Field Trip to Scott State Park Journal of Kansas Herpetology (39):2
2011 Taggart, Travis W. and Daniel Murrow. KHS to conduct summer field trip to western Kansas. Journal of Kansas Herpetology (38):5
2012 Rohweder, Megan R. Spatial conservation prioritization of Kansas for terrestrial vertebrates. Thesis. Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. 151pp.
2013 Goldenberg, Julianne R. Multilocus species delimitation and species tree inference within the Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) species complex. Thesis. San Diego State Univeristy, San Diego, California.. 81pp.
2013 Mardis, Dexter and Kevin Scott. 2013 Kansas Herpetofaunal Counts. Collinsorum 2(3/4):7
2013 Taggart, Travis W. KHS 2012 Summer Field Trip to Meade County State Park. Collinsorum 2(3/4):3
2013 Taggart, Travis W. KHS 2013 Summer Field Trip to Coldwater Lake, Comanche County. Collinsorum 2(3/4):5
2014 Taggart, Travis W. Results of the 2014 KHS Spring Field Trip to Barber County Collinsorum 3(2-4):11
2014 Taggart, Travis W. Results of the 2014 KHS summer field trip to Morton County and adjacent Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Collinsorum 3(2-4):12
2016 Davis, Mark A., Marlis R. Douglas, Michael L. Collyer, Michael E. Douglas. Deconstructing a species-complex: Geometric morphometric and molecular analyses define species in the Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis). PLOS One 11(1):21
2016 Powell, Robert, Roger Conant, and Joseph T. Collins. Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston. 494pp.
2016 Taggart, Travis W. Results of the KHS ‘Fall’ field trip to Barber County. Collinsorum 5(2-3):6-7
2017 Taggart, Travis W. Herp Count: Clark County State Lake. Collinsorum 6(2-3):9
2018 Rothe-Groleau, Colleen, Claudia M. Rauter, and James D. Fawcett Morphological traits as indicators of sexual dimorphism in Prairie Rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis). Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 38():10-18
2019 Riedle, J. Daren. The truth about snakes. Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine July/August():18-21
2020 Riedle, J. Daren. Revisiting Kansas Herpetological Society field trip and Herp Count data: Distributional patterns and trend data of Kansas amphibians and reptiles. Collinsorum 9(1):7-16
2021 Taggart, Megan M. and Travis W. Taggart. Herp Count: Seward County: KHS-2020-27. Collinsorum 9(3):15
2021 Taggart, Travis W and Sarah L Taggart. Herp Count: Morton County: KHS-2020-12. Collinsorum 9(3):13
2021 Taggart, Travis W and Sarah L Taggart. Herp Count: Stanton County: KHS-2020-10. Collinsorum 9(3):13
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