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Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen CDC.png
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Agkistrodon
Subgenus:
Species:
Subspecies:
A. c. mokasen
Trinomial name
Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
Palisot de Beauvois, 1799
Synonyms
  • Agkistrodon mokason
    Palisot de Beauvois, 1799
  • Agkishodon mokasen
    Palisot de Beauvois, 1799
  • Cenchris mokeson Daudin, 1803
  • Scytale mockeson Say, 1819
  • Agkistrodon mokasen – Beyer, 1898
  • Ancistrodon mokasen – Brown, 1908
  • Agkistrodon mokasen mokasen
    – Gloyd & Conant, 1934
  • Agkistrodon mokeson mokeson
    – Gloyd & Conant, 1943
  • Agkistrodon mokeson
    – Davis & Brimley, 1944
  • Agkistrodon contortrix mokeson
    – Klauber, 1948
  • Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
    – Klimstra, 1950
  • Ancistrodon contortrix mokeson
    – Schmidt, 1953
  • Agkistrodon contortrix makasen Bonn & McCarley, 1953
  • Ancistrodon contortrix mokasen
    – Petersen, 1970
  • Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
    – Harding & Welch, 1980

The northern copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen) is a subspecies of the copperhead snake. It is found in the eastern United States.

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