Classification
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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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What

Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. laticinctus

Observer

timcole

Date

January 15, 2015 02:21 PM CST

Description

Found in brumation on 1/9/15.

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What

Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. laticinctus

Observer

timcole

Date

January 15, 2015 02:20 PM CST

Description

Found in brumation on 1/9/15.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. laticinctus

Observer

timcole

Date

January 15, 2015 02:18 PM CST

Description

Found in brumation on 1/9/15.

Photos / Sounds

What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

obidaddy

Date

August 16, 2014 08:49 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

swanson

Date

April 3, 2014 03:00 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Northern Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. mokasen

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

October 31, 2004 01:55 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Young adult observed in a crack in rocks near Hudson River on the Roosevelt Estate. With Brian Radenberg, Tom McClellan and Scott Quint. Imaged only. GTS 467. UTA DC 7222.

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What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 6, 2005 10:35 AM CDT

Place

Bowman, SC (Google, OSM)

Description

Adult imaged as flipped under tin. Imaged only. GTS 409. UTA DC 7203.

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What

Trans-Pecos Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. pictigaster

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

July 3, 2009 11:23 PM CDT

Description

AOR yearling on Hwy 90. Imaged only. GTS 790. UTA DC 7425.

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What

Trans-Pecos Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. pictigaster

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

July 2, 2009 11:40 PM CDT

Description

AOR adult on FM 1832. Imaged only. GTS 786. UTA DC 7304.

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What

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Observer

swanson

Date

December 8, 2014 12:00 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Was killed after biting an individual that disturbed it while picking up leaves

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What

Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. laticinctus

Observer

johnwilliams

Date

March 13, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Trans-Pecos Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix ssp. pictigaster

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

June 2, 1993

Description

DOR juvenile on Hwy 285: 9.3 miles N of Sanderson. Imaged only. GTS 520.

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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.