Agkistrodon contortrix



COPPERHEAD Agkistrodon contortrix (Linnaeus, 1766)

STATUS:  Common

DOCUMENTED COUNTIES:  Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise

HABITAT:  Trinity River Bottoms, Blackland Prairie, Eastern Cross Timbers, Western Cross Timbers, Post Oak Belt, Cedar-limestone Hills, and Brazos River Bottoms

SUBSPECIES: Southern Copperhead A. c. contortrix (Linnaeus, 1766) and Broad-banded Copperhead A. c. laticinctus Gloyd and Conant, 1934

COMMENTS: The Southern copperhead is from Kaufman County while the Broad-banded copperhead is from Parker, Somervell, and Wise Counties. The counties in between are intermediate in pattern.