Agkistrodon


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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.

Agkistrodon

[ag·kis′trōdon]
a genus of venomous pit vipers. A. contortrix is the copperhead, and A. piscivorus is the cottonmouth. See also snakebite.

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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Ampliacion de la distribucion geografica de Oxybelis fulgidus (Serpentes: Colubridae) y Agkistrodon bilineatus (Serpentes: Viperidae) en la planicie costera central de Oaxaca, Mexico.
Snakes of the Agkistrodon complex: A monographic review.
For example, China produces purified Agkistrodon acutus antivenin, which is the same as for D.
Contortrostatin, a dimeric disintegrin from Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix, inhibits breast cancer progression.
The effect of reproductive condition on thermoregulation in female Agkistrodon piscivorus near the northwestern range limit.
Blem and Killeen (1993) reported that Agkistrodon piscivorus and Nerodia taxispilota exhibited higher scotophase metabolic rates in snakes that were acclimated to a reverse photoperiod and tested in complete darkness.
Typically, agonistic interactions between males are driven by competition for access to mates, shelter and other limited resources (Andersson 1994; Huntingford & Turner 1987), with the winner of the contest often gaining first access to these resources (Huntingford & Turner 1987; horned beetles, Emlen 1997; and the copperhead snake Agkistrodon contortrix, Schuett 1997).
melanoleucus) and the viperid snake, Agkistrodon piscivorus (Johnson et al.
Date Habitat/nest description/notes 26 March 1984 Bottomland hardwood forest; Rubus thicket along creek bank; site sub- ject to flooding; Agkistrodon piscivo- rus consuming litter.
This similarity implies that the stereotyped style of ambush predation characteristic of rattlesnakes evolved before this clade branched from its Agkistrodon ancestor.
quadrivirgata, Agkistrodon blombhoffii) are important predators of rodents.
Otras serpientes son semiacuaticas, como la cantil o barba amarilla, Agkistrodon bilineatus, que pasa largo tiempo sumergida con solo la cabeza fuera del agua y es temible por su poderoso veneno.