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Masticophis taeniatus taeniatus

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 taeniatus
Subspecies: M. t. australis – M. t. girardi – M. t. ornatus – M. t. taeniatus
Name

Masticophis taeniatus (Hallowell, 1852)
Synonyms

Leptophis taeniata Hallowell, 1852
Masticophis taeniatus — Baird & Girard, 1853: 103
Coluber taeniatus taeniatus — Fitch, 1936
Masticophis taeniatus — Stebbins, 1985: 183
Masticophis taeniatus — Liner, 1994

References

Hallowell, E. 1852: Descriptions of new species of reptiles inhabiting North America. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 6: 177–182.
Stebbins, R.C. 1985: A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston.
Thornton, Okla W., Jr.; Smith, Jerry R. 1993: New county records of amphibians and reptiles from West-Central Texas. Herpetological Review 24 (1): 35–36.
Masticophis taeniatus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 26 sep 2008.

Vernacular names
English: Striped Whipsnake

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