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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Reptilia
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Colubroidea
Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Masticophis
Species: M. anthonyi - M. aurigulus - M. bilineatus - M. flagellum - M. lateralis - M. lineolatus - M. mentovarius - M. schotti - M. taeniatus


Masticophis Baird & Girard, 1853

Type species: Masticophis ornatus Baird & Girard, 1853


* Baird & Girard, 1853: Catal. N. Am. Rept., p. 98.
* Masticophis at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 21 sep 2008.

Vernacular names
English: Coachwhips, Racers, Striped Racers, Whipsnakes

Masticophis is a genus of colubrid snakes that are commonly referred to as whip snakes or coachwhips. They are characterized by having a long, thin body and are not dangerous.


* Clarion Island Whip Snake, Masticophis anthonyi (Stejneger, 1901)
* Baja California Striped Whip Snake, Masticophis aurigulus
o Masticophis aurigulus aurigulus (Cope, 1861)
o Masticophis aurigulus barbouri (Van Denburgh & Slevin, 1921)
* Sonoran Whip Snake, Masticophis bilineatus
o Masticophis bilineatus bilineatus (Jan, 1863)
o Masticophis bilineatus slevini (Lowe & Norris, 1955)
* Coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum
o Sonoran Coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum cingulum (Lowe & Woodin, 1954)
o Eastern Coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum flagellum (Shaw, 1802)
o Baja California Coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum fuliginosus (Cope, 1895)
o Lined Coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum lineatulus (Smith, 1941)
o Red Coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum piceus (Cope, 1892)
o San Joaquin Coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum ruddocki (Brattstrom & Warren, 1953)
o Western Coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum testaceus (Say, 1823)
* California Whipsnake, Masticophis lateralis
o Alameda Striped Racer, Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus (Riemer, 1954)
o California Striped Racer, Masticophis lateralis lateralis (Hallowell, 1853)
* Ajo Mountain Whip Snake, Masticophis lineolatus (Hensley, 1950)

Schott's Whip Snake, Masticophis schotti schotti

* Neotropical Whip Snake, Masticophis mentovarius
o Masticophis mentovarius centralis (Roze, 1953)
o Masticophis mentovarius mentovarius (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
o Masticophis mentovarius suborbitalis (Peters, 1868)
o Masticophis mentovarius striolatus (Mertens, 1934)
o Masticophis mentovarius variolosus (Smith, 1943)
* Schott's Whip Snake, Masticophis schotti
o Ruthven's Whip Snake, Masticophis schotti ruthveni (Ortenburger, 1923)
o Schott's Whip Snake, Masticophis schotti schotti (Baird & Girard, 1853)
* Striped Whipsnake, Masticophis taeniatus
o Masticophis taeniatus australis (Smith, 1941)
o Central Texas Whip Snake, Masticophis taeniatus girardi (Stejneger & Barbour, 1917)
o Ornate Whip Snake, Masticophis taeniatus ornatus (Baird & Girard, 1853)
o Desert Striped Whip Snake, Masticophis taeniatus taeniatus (Hallowell, 1852)


* Genus Masticophis at The Reptile Database

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