Masticophis mentovarius

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: 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.
* Masticophis mentovarius at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 26 sep 2008.


Vernacular names
English: Neotropical Whip Snake

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