Agkistrodon contortrix


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Related to Agkistrodon contortrix: Agkistrodon piscivorus, Sistrurus miliarius
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Noun1.Agkistrodon contortrix - common coppery brown pit viper of upland eastern United StatesAgkistrodon contortrix - common coppery brown pit viper of upland eastern United States
pit viper - New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head
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The approach I favor: Simply look quizzically at the person as though he's a bug under your microscope, note his more bizarre qualities, and silently classify him as a Mephitis mephitis (striped skunk) or Agkistrodon contortrix mokeson (northern copperhead).
Species 19-Oct-03 24-Oct-04 14-Oct-05 Agkistrodon contortrix (copperhead) 2 1 0 Agkistrodon piscivorus (cottonmouth) 11 8 12 Coluber constrictor (racer) 2 5 1 Crotalus horridus (timber rattlesnake) 2 1 4 Nerodia erythrogaster (plainbelly water snake) 3 1 0 Nerodia sipedon (northern water snake) 0 0 0 Opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake) 13 1 6 Pantherophis spiloides (gray ratsnake) 9 2 2 Storeria dekayi (brown snake) 4 0 0 Thamnophis proximus (western ribbon snake) 2 3 2 Thamnophis sirtalis (common garter snake) 0 4 0 Mean Total individuals 48 26 27 Survey hours 3 3.
Taxon ATV Non-ATV Control Total Class Amphibia Order Caudata Ambystoma opacum 1 0 0 1 Ambystoma texanum 10 13 7 30 Order Anura Rana utricularia 10 5 8 23 Class Reptilia Order Squamata Eumeces fasciatus 26 31 37 94 Eumeces laticeps 10 4 12 26 Scincella lateralis 42 32 42 116 Agkistrodon piscivorus 5 5 3 13 Agkistrodon contortrix 3 3 0 6 Pantherophis obsoleta 0 1 0 1 Farancia abacura 1 0 0 1 Lampropeltis getula 1 0 1 2 Nerodia erythrogaster 11 12 10 33 Nerodia fasciata 2 0 2 4 Nerodia rhombifer 0 2 0 2 Storeria dekayi 5 2 3 10 Thamnophis proximus 11 14 16 41 Total Individuals 138 124 141 403 Total Species 14 12 11 16
Typically, agonistic interactions between males are driven by competition for access to mates, shelter and other limited resources (Andersson 1994; Huntingford & Turner 1987), with the winner of the contest often gaining first access to these resources (Huntingford & Turner 1987; horned beetles, Emlen 1997; and the copperhead snake Agkistrodon contortrix, Schuett 1997).