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Agkistrodon bilineatus

Mexican Cantil

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 141 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 25 to 25.4 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • ovoviviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 12 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 1500 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Agkistrodon bilineatus  CENTRAL NAHUATL Cumcóatl, Cumeóatl, Metapil, Nauiyaqui, Nauyaca, Nauyaqui, Pichicuate, Pichocuate, Solcuate, Solquate, Zolcóatl, Zolcuate, CHORTí K'an Ti', Kantir, Q'an Ti', ENGLISH American Copper Head, Cantil, Castellana, Common Cantil, Copper Head, Cottonmouth, Dry Moccasin, Mexican Cantil, Mexican Moccasin, Mexican Water Moccasin, Moccasin, Tropical Cantil, Tropical Moccasin, FRENCH Ancistrodon, Ancistrodon à Deaux Lignes, Mocassin Des Tropiques, Moccasin De Tropiques, GERMAN Dreieckskopfotter, Mexikanische Mokassin, Mexikanische Mokassinotter, Mexikanische Mokassinschlange, Mokassinotter, Mokassinschlange, Zimtsipo, LATIN Ancistrodon, OJITLáN CHINANTEC Møh Tióg Lí, PIPIL Cuêtchhuat', Kantíl, SPANISH Barbara Amarilla, Boca De Algodón, Cantil, Cantil De Agua, Cantil Enjáquimada, Cantil Sapo, Castellana, Castellana De Jáquima, Cazadora, Corozal, Cuatro Narices, Cuesta Ferrón, Freno, Gamarilla, Gamarrilla, Mocasín, Mocasin De Agua Mejicano, Mocasín Mexicana, Mocasín Tropical, Mocasina, Mocasine, Navaja, Pichicuata, Víbora Cabeza De Cobre, Víbora Castelana, Vibora Castellana, Víbora De Freno, Víbora Enjaquimada, SWEDISH Mexikansk Mockasinorm, TABASCO ZOQUE Najak Tzajin, TZELTAL Cantil, Kantiil, UNCODED LANGUAGES Cumcoatl, K'an Ti, Q'an Ti, Shepa, Wolpuch, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Cantí, YUCATECO Uolpoch, Volpoch, Volpochh, Wol Poch', Wolpoch ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Viperidae

  • Vipers and pit vipers
  • III. Subfamily Crotalinae

  • Pit vipers
  • IV. Genus Agkistrodon

  • Copperheads
  • V. Species Agkistrodon bilineatus

  • Mexican cantil
  • VI. snakeID

  • 167
Look up complete taxonomic records of Agkistrodon bilineatus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).