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Masticophis flagellum (Source)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Masticophis
Species: Masticophis mentovarius
Subspecies: M. m. centralis – M. m. mentovarius – M. m. striolatus – M. m. suborbitalis – M. m. variolosus
Name

Masticophis mentovarius (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Synonyms

Coryphodon Mento-varius Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854: 187
Bascanium mentovarium — Cope, 1879: 271
Coryphodon mentovarius - Bocourt 1888 (fide Villa et al., 1988)
Zamenis mentovarius — Boulenger, 1893: 389
Masticophis mentovarius — Ortenburger, 1923
Masticophis mentovarius — Peters & Orejas-Miranda, 1970: 189
Masticophis mentovarius — Liner, 1994

References

Duméril, A.M.C., G. Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril 1854: Erpétologie générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. Vol. 7 (partie 1). Paris, xvi + 780 S.
Ortenburger, A.I. 1923: A note on the genera Coluber and Masticophis and a description of a new species of Masticophis. Occ. Papers. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, No. 139: 1–14.
Wilson, L.D. 1973: Masticophis. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles No. 144: 1–2.
Coluber mentovarius at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 8 april 2015.

Vernacular names
English: Neotropical Whip Snake

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