Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia)
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Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia)

By Ray D. Burkett
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Table of Contents
  • University of Kansas Publications Museum of Natural History
    • Vol. 17, No. 9, pp. 435-491, 7 figures in text
    • October 27, 1966
  • Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin,
  • Agkistrodon piscivorus (Reptilia)
    • BY
      • RAY D. BURKETT
    • RAY D. BURKETT
    • University of Kansas Lawrence 1966
      • University of Kansas Publications, Museum of Natural History Editors: E. Raymond Hall, Chairman, Henry S. Fitch, Frank B. Cross
        • Vol. 17, No. 9, pp. 435-491, 7 figures in text Published October 27, 1966
      • Vol. 17, No. 9, pp. 435-491, 7 figures in text Published October 27, 1966
      • University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas
    • University of Kansas Publications, Museum of Natural History Editors: E. Raymond Hall, Chairman, Henry S. Fitch, Frank B. Cross
      • Vol. 17, No. 9, pp. 435-491, 7 figures in text Published October 27, 1966
    • Vol. 17, No. 9, pp. 435-491, 7 figures in text Published October 27, 1966
    • University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas
    • Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscivorus (Reptilia)
    • CONTENTS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    • SYSTEMATIC RELATIONSHIPS AND DISTRIBUTION
    • DESCRIPTION
      • Color and Pattern
      • Scutellation
      • Dentition
    • Color and Pattern
    • Scutellation
    • Dentition
    • HABITAT AND LIMITING FACTORS
    • REPRODUCTION
      • Courtship and Mating
      • Reproductive Cycles
      • Embryonic Development
      • Birth of Young
      • Number of Young per Litter
      • Population Composition
      • Reproductive Potential
    • Courtship and Mating
    • Reproductive Cycles
    • Embryonic Development
    • Birth of Young
    • Number of Young per Litter
    • Population Composition
    • Reproductive Potential
    • GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
      • Size at Birth and Early Growth
      • The Umbilical Scar
      • Later Growth and Bodily Proportions
    • Size at Birth and Early Growth
    • The Umbilical Scar
    • Later Growth and Bodily Proportions
    • SHEDDING
      • The Shedding Operation
      • Frequency of Shedding
    • The Shedding Operation
    • Frequency of Shedding
    • FOOD HABITS
      • Methods of Obtaining Prey
      • Food and Food Preferences
    • Methods of Obtaining Prey
    • Food and Food Preferences
    • MORTALITY FACTORS
      • Natural Enemies and Predators
      • Parasites and Diseases
      • Miscellaneous Causes of Death
    • Natural Enemies and Predators
    • Parasites and Diseases
    • Miscellaneous Causes of Death
    • BEHAVIOR
      • Annual and Diel Cycles of Activity
      • Basking
      • Coiling
      • Locomotion
      • Disposition
      • Defense and Escape
      • "Head Bobbing"
      • Combat Dance
    • Annual and Diel Cycles of Activity
    • Basking
    • Coiling
    • Locomotion
    • Disposition
    • Defense and Escape
    • "Head Bobbing"
    • Combat Dance
    • THE VENOM
      • Properties of the Venom
      • Venom Yield and Toxicity
      • Susceptibility of Snakes
    • Properties of the Venom
    • Venom Yield and Toxicity
    • Susceptibility of Snakes
    • THE BITE
      • Effects of the Bite
      • Treatment
      • Case History of a Bite
      • Snakebite in the United States
    • Effects of the Bite
    • Treatment
    • Case History of a Bite
    • Snakebite in the United States
    • SUMMARY
    • LITERATURE CITED
    • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PUBLICATIONS MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
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