Snake Species Dinosaur species

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster - Osage Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster  - Osage Copperhead - snake species | gveli | გველი

Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster - Osage Copperhead

Description
The Osage Copperhead has dark chestnut cross bands that are narrower in the center and wider on the sides, giving the bands an hourglass shape. There are also dark rounded spots at the sides of the belly. The head is a copper-red color.

snakes are lighter in color with a yellow tail tip and a narrow dark line through the eye. The color pattern is similar to that of A. contortrix mokasen except that the dark bands are in sharper contrast to the background, and there are no dark spots between the bands.

Size
length 70cm - 100cm

Environment
found amongst leaf litter, logs and branches.

Food
small rodents, ground birds, lizards, large insects, frogs and other small snakes

Breeding
live bearing with litters from three to ten young. The newborn snakes are left to fend for themselves and have fully developed senses and venom.

Range
The United States, in eastern Kansas, extreme southeastern Nebraska and a large part of Missouri.

Notes
Bites to humans are very uncommon. Symptoms of bites include intense pain, tingling, throbbing, swelling, and severe nausea. Bite can cause muscle damage. Seek immediate medical attention if bitten.

Bogertophis rosaliae - Baja California Ratsnake | Snake Species Tantilla hobartsmithi - Smith's Black-headed Snake | Snake Species Pituophis catenifer pumilis - Santa Cruz Island Gopher Snake | Snake Species
Lampropeltis triangulum gentilis  - Central Plains Milksnake | Snake Species Arizona elegans elegans - Kansas Glossy Snake | Snake Species Arizona elegans philipi  - Painted Desert Glossy Snake | Snake Species
Crotalus oreganus abyssus  - Grand Canyon Rattlesnake | Snake Species Pituophis catenifer affinis - Sonoran Gopher Snake | Snake Species Charina umbratica - Southern Rubber Boa | Snake Species
Arizona elegans philipi  - Painted Desert Glossy Snake | Snake Species Thamnophis ordinoides - Northwestern Gartersnake | Snake Species Nerodia erythrogaster  - Plain-bellied Watersnake | Snake Species
Hypsiglena chlorophaea deserticola -    Northern Desert Nightsnake | Snake Species Nerodia taxispilota - Brown Watersnake | Snake Species Storeria dekayi texana - Texas Brownsnake | Snake Species
Micruroides euryxanthus euryxanthus - Arizona Coralsnake | Snake Species NORTH AMERICAN RACER  Coluber constrictor | Snake Species Coluber flagellum testaceus - Western Coachwhip | Snake Species
BLACK-TAILED RATTLESNAKE <br /> Crotalus molossus | Snake Species Diadophis punctatus amabilis - Pacific Ring-necked Snake | Snake Species  SPOTTED LEAF-NOSED SNAKE  <br />   Phyllorhynchus decurtatus | Snake Species

Copyright © 2012