(Gloyd & Conant, 1934)
English : Broad-banded copperhead
French : Mocassin à bandes larges
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Viperidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can exceptionally grow up to 1 m in length but are usually much smaller. This subspecies is mostly beige-brown with broad dark reddish-brown bands on back and flanks. Band separations are nearly vertical.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in south USA, from Kansas and Oklahoma to Texas and extreme north-east Mexico. Lives in deciduous forests on hilly terrain, near rocky outcrops, up to 1500 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN (as A. contortrix)
CITES : Not listed
Status : This species has just been split and isn’t yet assessed on its own. It has probably declined throughout its relatively small range and is still collected.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known