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Agkistrodon piscivorus  (Lacépède, 1789)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174299

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Crotalus piscivorus Lacépède, 1789
 
  Common Name(s): Cottonmouth [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyViperidae Oppel, 1811 – Pit Vipers, Vipers  
                                     SubfamilyCrotalinae Oppel, 1811  
                                        GenusAgkistrodon Palisot de Beauvois, 1799 – Copperheads, Cottonmouths  
                                           SpeciesAgkistrodon piscivorus (Lacépède, 1789) – Cottonmouth  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subspecies Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti Gloyd, 1969 – Florida Cottonmouth 
                                              Subspecies Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma (Troost, 1836) – Western Cottonmouth 
                                              Subspecies Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus (Lacépède, 1789) – Eastern Cottonmouth 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Agkistrodon piscivorus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Agkistrodon piscivorus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
  Page(s):    
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  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Agkistrodon piscivorus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Agkistrodon piscivorus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1   
  Page(s): xi + 511   
  Publisher: The Herpetologists' League   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-893777-01-4, 1-893777-00-6  
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Agkistrodon piscivorus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
 

 

   

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