Snakes

 of Tennessee

 

 

Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix
 

Photo by Lisa Powers

Description:   COMING SOON

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Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee: Two of five recognized subspecies occur in Tennessee, the Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen) and the Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon c. contortrix). A broad zone of intergradation occurs where the Northern and Southern subspecies merge.

 

Distribution of the Copperhead in Tennessee

Map by Susan Marden, TWRA, GIS Lab

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Taxonomy

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Serpentes
Infraorder Alethinophidia
Family Viperidae
Subfamily Crotalinae
Genus Agkistrodon
Species contortrix

 

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