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Agkistrodon MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Agkistrodon
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.050.286.875.875.240.250
B01.050.150.900.833.672.125.937.240.250
B01.050.150.900.833.672.562.875.240.250
Unique ID
D017836
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017836
Scope Note
A genus of venomous snakes of the subfamily Crotalinae. Twelve species of this genus are found in North and Central America and Asia. Agkistrodon contortrix is the copperhead, A. piscivorus, the cottonmouth. The former is named for its russet or orange-brown color, the latter for the white interior of its mouth. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, p336; Moore, Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p75)
Entry Term(s)
Agkistrodon conanti
Agkistrodon contortrix
Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus
Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster
Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster
Agkistrodon piscivorus
Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti
Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma
Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus
Ancistrodon
Black Moccasin
Boa contortrix
Broad-Banded Copperhead
Copperhead
Cottonmouth
Eastern Cottonmouth
Florida Cottonmouth
Northern Copperhead
Osage Copperhead
Southern Copperhead
Swamp Moccasin
Trans-Pecos Copperhead
Water Moccasin
Water Moccasins
Western Cottonmouth
Registry Number
txid8711
Related Numbers
txid336208
txid336209
txid336210
txid37195
txid459671
txid8713
txid8715
txid8716
txid8720
Previous Indexing
Snakes (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note
1994; for WATER MOCCASIN see COLUBRIDAE 1994-2022
History Note
1994; for WATER MOCCASIN use COLUBRIDAE 1994-2022
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/02/16
Revision Date
2023/05/31
Agkistrodon Preferred
Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus Narrower
Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen Narrower
Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster Narrower
Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster Narrower
Agkistrodon conanti Narrower
Cottonmouth Narrower
Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus Narrower
Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma Narrower
Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix Narrower
Copperhead Narrower
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