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Agkistrodon

 [ag-kis´trŏ-don]
a genus of venomous pit vipers. A. contor´trix is the copperhead and A. pisci´vorus is the water moccasin. See also snakebite.
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Agkistrodon

(ag-kis'tro-don?, ang-) [L. fr. Gr. ankistron, fishhook + Gr. odon, tooth]
A genus of ovoviviparous pit vipers found in the U.S. and Central America.

Agkistrodon contortix

See: copperhead

Agkistrodon piscivorus

See: cottonmouth
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Yu et al., "Purification, partial characterization and crystallization of acucetin, a protein containing both disintegrin-like and cysteine-rich domains released by autoproteolysis of a P-III-type metalloproteinase AaH-IV from Agkistrodon acutus venom," Acta Crystallographica - Section D Biological Crystallography, vol.
Black circles indicate sinapomorfies for the generalized tracks: 14= Crotalus aquilus, 18= Crotalus ravus, 61= Storeira hidalgoensis, 75= Thamnophis sumichrasti, 31= Geophis mutitorques, 32=Geophis semidoliatus, 44= Micrurus tener, 55= Rhadinea gaigeae, 2= Agkistrodon taylori, 20= Crotalus totonacus, 42= Micrurus bernadi, 51= Pliocercus elapoides, 56= Rhadinaea marcellae, 57= Rhadinaea quinquelineata, 78= Chersodromus rubriventris 80= Geophis turbidus 81= Lampropeltis ruthveni, white circles indicate homoplasies.
The only viperid species captured was Agkistrodon con tortrix (n=3).
Grober, "Post-fight levels of plasma lactate and corticosterone in male copperheads, Agkistrodon contortrix (Serpentes, Viperidae): differences between winners and losers," Physiology and Behavior, vol.
Patient with purely extraocular manifestations from a pit viper snakebite (Agkistrodon halys brevicaudus).
Purification, characterization and bactericidal activities of basic phospholipase A2 from the venom of Agkistrodon halys (Chinese pallas).
The approach I favor: Simply look quizzically at the person as though he's a bug under your microscope, note his more bizarre qualities, and silently classify him as a Mephitis mephitis (striped skunk) or Agkistrodon contortrix mokeson (northern copperhead).
Three species: cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus; 49.8%), rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus; 15.9%), and gray ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides; 10.7%) comprised 76.5% of snakes encountered from 2003 2008.
Viperidae, subfamily Crotalinae, includes the Crotalus genus (rattlesnakes), Agkistrodon genus (copperheads and cottonmouths) and the Bothrops genus (Ferdelance).