Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Copperhead
    • Southern Copperhead
  • Scientific Names
    • Agkistrodon contortrix
    • Ancistrodon contortrix
    • Boa contortrix
    • Cenchris atrofuscus
    • Trigonocephalus contortrix
  • German
    • Kupferkopf
  • Spanish
    • cantil cobrizo norteño
    • Cantil cobrizo

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Recent observations

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What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

lepalot

Date

June 5, 2011

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

connor22

Date

April 26, 2015 11:26 PM CDT

Description

DOR

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What

Southern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. contortrix

Observer

treeder86

Date

April 26, 2015

Description

Found both individuals under the same large cover board.

Apparently this area is an intergrade zone between A. c. contortrix (Southern) and A. c. phaeogaster (Osage). I sided with the Southern due to the broken up dorsal pattern and because they are supposedly more common in this county. I'm open to hear what others suggest.

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

thom

Date

April 25, 2015 08:08 PM CDT

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No photos or sounds

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Date

April 2, 2015 02:13 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

dencarnacion500

Date

April 12, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Date

April 21, 2015 10:30 AM EDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

April 18, 2015

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What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

toby

Date

April 17, 2015 01:42 AM CDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

viralography

Date

April 17, 2015 05:00 PM CDT

Description

Southern Copperhead found under a piece of tin on a humid, overcast day.

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What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

tobler

Date

April 17, 2015

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

tobler

Date

April 17, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

Agkistrodon contortrix is a species of venomous snake endemic to North America, a member of the Crotalinae (pit viper) subfamily. The common name for the species is the copperhead. The behavior of Agkistrodon contortrix may lead to accidental encounters with humans. Five subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.