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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CAROLINA, FLORIDA AND THE BAHAMA ISLANDS.
BY
MARK CATESBY.
FIRST EDITION, PUBLISHED LONDON 1731
volume 2, PLATE 42

VIPERA CAUDISONA MINOR  or SMALL RATTLE-SNAKE
 

Mark Catesby, Small Rattle-snake - Vipera caudisona minor. Plate 42, Vol 2: Natural History of Carolina, Florida and The Bahama Islands - First Edition, 1731.
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VIPERA CAUDISONA AMERICANA MINOR or
DUSKY PIGMY / SMALL RATTLE-SNAKE
- Sisturus miliarius barbouri
BAHAMA ACACIA or BAHAMA ROSEWOOD - Achellia acuifera
FRUTEX SOLLIIS OBLONGIS SERRATIS ALTERNIS -
Acacia spinosa

Catesby got a bit carried away with this image. In life this species is a dull, blackish grey with
red flashes down the spine. His written description, however, describes the snake as seen above. 

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