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Agkistrodon russeolus GLOYD, 1972

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Cantil, Mexican Moccasin
G: Mexikanische Mokassinschlange 
SynonymAgkistrodon bilineatus russeolus GLOYD 1972
Agkistrodon russeolus — PORRAS et al. 2013 
DistributionMexico (Campeche, Yucatan, Quintana Roo), N Guatemala, N Belize Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproduction 
TypesType: BMNH 
CommentVenomous!

Similar species: Agkistrodon howardgloydi and A. russeolus are genetically very similar (Alencar et al. 2016).

Synonymy: WALLACH et al. 2014 lists this species as synonym of A. bilineatus.

Distribution: See maps in Trutnau (2001) and Porras et al. 2013. 
References
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  • Bolanos, R., & MONTERO, J. R. 1971. Agkistrodon bilineatus Günther from Costa Rica. Revista de Biologia Tropical 16 [1970]: 277-279. - get paper here
  • Burger,W.L. & Robertson,W.B. 1951. A new subspecies of the Mexican moccasin, Agkistrodon bilineatus. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 34 (5): 213-218 - get paper here
  • Calmonte, T. 1982. Agkistrodon bilineatus taylori - ein selten imprtierter Dreieckskopf aus Mexiko. Herpetofauna 4 (20): 26-27 - get paper here
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  • Charruau, Pierre, Armando H. Escobedo-Galvan, Juan-Manuel Koller González and Marcos A. Morales-Garduza. 2014. Geographical Distribution: Agkistrodon russeolus (Yucatecan cantil). Herpetological Review 45 (4): 662
  • Conant, R. 1984. A new subspecies of the pit viper Agkistrodon bilineatus (Reptilia: Viperidae) from Central America. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 97: 135-141 - get paper here
  • Cruz, G.; Wilson, L.D.; Espinosa, J. 1979. Two ADDITIONS TO THE REPTILE FAUNA OF HONDURAS) EUMECES MANAGUAE DUNN AND AGKISTRODON BILINEATUS (GUNTHER)) WITH COMMENTS ON PELAMIS PLATURUS (LINNAEUS). Herpetological Review 10 (1): 26-27 - get paper here
  • Gloyd and Conant 1943. A synopsis of the American forms of Agkistrodon (Copperheads and Moccasins). Bull. Chicago Acad. Sci. 7: 147-170
  • Gloyd, H. K. 1972. A subspecies of Agkistrodon bilineatus (Serpentes: Crotalidae) on the Yucatán Peninsula, México. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 84: 327-334. - get paper here
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