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

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Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. laticinctus

Observer

coop

Date

July 8, 2014 10:08 PM CDT

Description

Small individual with a green tail on a cobblestone patio on a warm night, about 10 yards from a river and not immediately nearby any foliage any

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Trans-Pecos Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. pictigaster

Observer

johnkarges

Date

July 5, 2014

Description

Adult Trans-Pecos Copperhead found out actively moving across road after dark, ~2300 hrs, mesquite-juniper arroyo on toeslope of mesas and close to Plateau liveoak riparian woodlands. Found with Gerry Salmon.
N30.46414 W-101.76965

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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mfontenot22

Date

July 6, 2014 10:55 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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swanson

Date

July 5, 2014 09:20 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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swanson

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July 5, 2014 09:06 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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swanson

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July 5, 2014 09:32 PM CDT

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Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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swanson

Date

July 5, 2014 09:36 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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swanson

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July 5, 2014 09:45 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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swanson

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July 5, 2014 09:47 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

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swanson

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July 5, 2014 09:48 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

swanson

Date

July 5, 2014 09:52 PM CDT

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Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

swanson

Date

July 5, 2014 09:54 PM CDT

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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.