Agkistrodon contortrix

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Agkistrodon contortrix

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Viperoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Viperoidea

Familia: Viperidae
Subfamilia: Crotalinae
Genus: Agkistrodon
Species: Agkistrodon contortrix

Name[edit]

Agkistrodon contortrix (Linnaeus, 1766)

  • Type material: not designated, unknown.
  • Type locality: “Carolina”, restricted to “Charleston, South Carolina” by Schmidt (1953: 224).

Combinations[edit]

  • Boa contortrix Linnaeus, 1766: 373 [original combination]
  • Scytale contortrixLatreille, 1802: 159 [subsequent combination]
  • Trigonocephalus contortrixHolbrook, 1838: 69 [subsequent combination]
  • Cenchris contortrixGray, 1842: 50 [subsequent combination]
  • Agkistrodon contortrixBaird & Girard, 1853: 17 [subsequent combination]
  • Ancistrodon contortrixBaird, 1854: 13 [subsequent combination]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Cenchris mokason Daudin, 1803: 358
    • Type material: unknown.
    • Type locality: “Philadelphia”, restricted to “vicinity of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”.
  • Scytalus cupreus Rafinesque, 1818: 85
    • Type material: unknown.
    • Neotype: UMMZ 81758.
    • Type locality: not stated, designated by neotype designation to “2 miles south of Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York”.
  • Cenchris marmorata Boie, 1827: 562
    • Type material: unknown.
    • Type locality: not stated.
  • Acontias atro-fuscus Troost, 1836: 181
    • Holotype: unknown.
    • Type locality: “Maury county, Tenn. [=Tennessee]”.
  • Trigonocephalus cenchris Schlegel, 1837: 553
    • Type material: unknown.
    • Type locality: “habite les provinces méridionales des États-Unis de l'Amérique du Nord”.
  • Trigonocephalus histrionicus Duméril, 1853: 534
    • Type material: unknown.
    • Type locality: not stated.
  • Agkistrodon mokason austrinus Goyd & Conant, 1945: 153
    • Holotype: CHAS 5089, adult ♀, collected by Percy Viosca Jr. in 1933.
    • Type locality: “Gentilly, Orleans Parish, Louisiana”.
  • Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster Gloyd, 1969: 220
    • Holotype: USNM 165955, adult ♂, received from Henry S. Fitch in July 1960.
    • Type locality: “10 miles south of McLouth, Jefferson County, Kansas”.

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Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Nordamerikanischer Kupferkopf
English: Copperhead
Nederlands: Moccasinslang
polski: Mokasyn miedziogłowiec
Türkçe: Bakır kafalı
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