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SOUTHERN COPPERHEAD
Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix

Southern Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix Agkistrodon  contortrix  contortrix  from  Harris  County, Texas                                                                      Photo by Michael Price

Southern Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix Agkistrodon  contortrix  contortrix  from  Montgomery  County,
Texas                                                            Photo by Nathan Wells





Distribution:  In our region, this species occurs throughout east and southeastern Texas. It intergrades with the Broad-Banded Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus) along the western edge of its range.

Legal Status:  This species has no protected status in our region.





Habitat of Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix in Montgomery County, Texas Habitat of Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix in Montgomery Co.,
Texas                                                             Photo by Nathan Wells


Southern Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix from Anderson County, Texas
                                                                    Photo by Wayne Howell
Range of Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
 Range of Agkistrodon c. contortrix        Map by Tom Lott, SWCHR


Southern Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix from Montgomery Co., Texas
                                                                         Photo by Diego Ortiz
Intergrade Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix x laticinctus Intergrade Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix x laticinctus  from
Austin County, Texas                                  Photo by Matt Hollanders


Southern Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix Juvenile  Agkistrodon  contortrix  contortrix  from  Montgomery
County, Texas                                                  Photo by Orry Martin
Southern Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix  from  Fort  Bend Co.,  Texas
                                                                  Photo by Matt Hollanders






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