Masticophis taeniatus

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 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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