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whip snakes and racers, genera Masticophis and Coluber

A. I. Ortenburger

whip snakes and racers, genera Masticophis and Coluber

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Published by University of Michigan in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coluber,
  • Masticophis,
  • Reptiles,
  • Serpents

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Arthur Irving Ortenburger.
    SeriesUniversity of Michigan studies -- v. 1
    ContributionsUniversity of Michigan. University Museum.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL666 O6 O7
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 247 p. :
    Number of Pages247
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18985268M


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whip snakes and racers, genera Masticophis and Coluber by A. I. Ortenburger Download PDF EPUB FB2

Basically the snakes in the Coluber genera, commonly called the racers and the whipsnakes or coachwhip snakes, share both physical and behavioral characteristics. Most if not all species tend to be comparatively thin and very fast movers.

The lengthy size of the coachwhip snakes. Taxonomy. As with many species and subspecies, taxonomic reclassification is an ongoing process, and differing sources often disagree.

The genus Masticophis may soon be absorbed by the closely related genus Coluber, which contains the racer (Coluber constrictor). Subspecies. Masticophis lateralis has two subspecies. lateralis (Hallowell, ) — chaparral whipsnakeClass: Reptilia.

Masticophis sp.—Coachwhip Snakes. Van Devender and Worthington () stated that the various species of Masticophis cannot be discriminated by vertebral characters.

There is a current attempt to merge Masticophis in Coluber. Sites. Late Blancan: California Wash (Lindsay ). Irvingtonian: El Golfo (Croxen et al. ); Tule Springs (Springer et al. Coachwhip, (Masticophis, sometimes Coluber, flagellum), nonvenomous snake of the family Colubridae that ranges from the southern half of the United States to west central averages metres (4 feet) long, but it is occasionally twice that length.

It is slender, and its tail is marked like a plaited whip. Before successfully breeding Masticophis or Coluber snakes, you should separately brumate only your healthy adult snakes at 58 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit from the end of November to about mid er that I’m referring to California individuals of these snake genera.

You’ll need to adjust according to your local region. Masticophis flagellum is a species of nonvenomous colubrid snake, commonly referred to as the coachwhip or the whip whip snakes and racers, which is endemic to the United States and Mexico.

Six subspecies are recognized, including the nominotypical subspecies. At times, Coluber is used in place of Masticophis. However, Coluber is not universally accepted. The Latin terms ‘flagellum’ and ‘piceus’ mean ‘whip’ and ‘pitch black’, respectively.

While the former is indicative of the whip-like appearance of the snake, the latter. Geographic range. Species of Masticophis are found in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and northern South America.

Description. Adults of species in the genus Masticophis may attain a total length (including tail) from cm (5 ft) for M. lateralis to cm ( ft) for M. flagellum.A distinctive character of this genus is the shape of the frontal scale (the large scale in the.

Of late there is debate about whether to place these snakes in the genus Masticophis or genus Coluber, the racers. Any internet search using either genera will bring up these snakes. Racers and Whipsnakes share both physical and behavioral characteristics.

Most if not all species tend to be comparatively thin and very fast movers. The Coachwhip was originally assigned to the genus Coluber by Shaw in (Figure 6), but was later switched to Masticophis (from Greek mastix meaning “whip” and ophis meaning “snake”.

North American snakes formerly placed in the genus Masticophis have been changed to the genus Coluber based on a paper * by Nagy et al. Utiger et al. (, Russian Journal of Herpetology ) supported Nagy et al.

and synonymized Masticophis with Coluber. This has not been universally accepted. New World racers and whipsnakes should be in the genus Masticophis except for Coluber constrictor. The Neotropical whipsnake (Coluber mentovarius, C.

Dumeríl, Bibron, and A. Dumeríl, ) is a relatively robust racer or whipsnake well-known in Latin America from Sonora and western Chihuahua, Mexico south to Venezuela and Colombia.

A distinctive early Miocene-divergent lineage of Old world racer snakes is described as a new genus and species based on three specimens collected from the western Indian state of Gujarat. Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): (external link) http.

Masticophis lateralis (Hallowel), Striped racer. The Alameda whipsnake subspecies was first collected by Archie Mossman and later described by Riemer in The genus Masticophis may soon be absorbed by the closely related genus Coluber, which contains the Racer (Coluber.

Coachwhip, Racer. Basic description. Most adult coachwhips are about inches ( cm) in total length. This is a very long and slender snake with large and prominent eyes that have yellow irises.

Adults typically have a dark brown or black head, neck, and anterior (front) part of the body, which changes to light tan posteriorly.

Template:Taxobox/core The Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis), aka Striped Racer, is a colubrid snake of the California coast and foothills.

It is 90– cm long, slender, with two yellowish stripes along its back, set against a dark brown or black back. It is fast-moving, diurnal, and an active forager.

It is nonvenomous, but likely to strike if captured. Contents[show] Habitats The. The Status of the Black Whip Snake By L. KLAUBER INTRODUCTION N his comprehensive monograph on the racers, Dr.

Ortenburger, inconcluded that the black whip snake, Coluber piceus, is a species separate from the red whip snake or racer, Coluber flagellum frenatus, and.

The genus-level taxonomy of the New World racers and whipsnakes (Coluber and Masticophis) has long been contentious regarding whether the two genera are mutually exclusive clades. Ortenburger A. (), «The whipsnakes and racers, genera Masticophis and Coluber», Mem.

Univ. Mich. Mus., 1, 1 – Peters W. (), «Eine Mittheilung von über die von dem so früh in Afrika verstorbenen Freiherrn von Barnim und Dr. Hartmann auf ihrer Reise durch Aegypten, Nubien und dem Sennâr gesammelten Amphibien», Monatsb. The species Coluber lateralis - Striped Racer, is found only in California and Baja California, Mexico.

Notes on Taxonomy North American snakes formerly placed in the genus Masticophis have been changed to the genus Coluber based on a paper * by Nagy et al.

Utiger et al. (, Russian Journal of Herpetology ) supported Nagy et al. Racer, any of several large, swift nonvenomous snakes belonging to the family Colubridae. Racers of North America belong to a single species, Coluber constrictor, and several species of the genus Elaphe in Southeast Asia are called racers.

Blue racers are the central and western North American. Ortenburger, A. The whip snakes and racers, genera Masticophis and Coluber. Mem. Univ. Michigan Mus. 1:XViii + pp. [CNAH reprint 8] Phillips, C.A. HERPETOLOGICAL TYPE-SPECIMENS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: AN UPDATE TO THE PRIMARY TYPES.

The genus-level taxonomy of the New World racers and whipsnakes (Coluber and Masticophis) has long been contentious regarding whether the two genera are mutually exclusive clades. This argument is based on morphological characters and largely single-locus analyses.

Herein we examine the phylogenetic history of this group using multi-locus data in a coalescent framework, where paraphyly. The genus Masticophis may soon be absorbed by the closely related genus Coluber, which contains the Racer (Coluber constricter).

Masticophis lateralis (Hallowel), Striped racer. These snakes can be found in any habitat besides deserts, and are some of the most commonly found snakes in California.

Copeia [8]. New World Coluber (Coluber sensu stricto, including Masticophis) and Salvadora proved to have affinities with the Old World non‐racer colubrine genus Ptyas (and possibly Elaphe s.l.

and Coronella), whereas Old World ‘Coluber ’ form several basally related clades; these are (1) Hemorrhois‐(Spalerosophis‐Platyceps); (2) Hierophis. Taxonomy and distribution of the genus Masticophis. Bascanion lineatus Bocourt [not Coluber lineatus Linnaeus ]: Zamenis lineatus Boulenger Masticophis lineatus Ortenburger Masticophis flagellum lineatus Smith & Taylor Masticophis.

Systematics of Platyceps brevis (Boulenger ) and related East African racers (Serpentes Colubrinae). Tropical Zoology SchAtti, B. & Utiger, U. Hernerophis, a new genus for Zamenis socotrae Gunther, and a contribution to the phylogeny of Old World racers, whip snakes, and related genera (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubrinae).

Coachwhips are the longest snakes found in north carolina growing up to 8 feet in length. Coluber flagellum was formerly masticophis flagellum north american snakes formerly placed in the genus masticophis have been changed to the genus coluber based on a paper by nagy et al.

Masticophis flagellum flagellum conant collins Define whip snakes. whip snakes synonyms, whip snakes pronunciation, whip snakes translation, English dictionary definition of whip snakes.

or whipsnake n. Any of several slender nonvenomous New World snakes of the genus Masticophis, having a long tail that resembles a whip. The whip snakes and racers, genera Masticophis and Coluber.

Food. The Whip Snakes and Racers: genera Masticophis and Coluber. Ortenburger, Arthur Irving. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Covers the natural history and captive management of the genus Corallus, a small group of highly adapted tree-dwelling snakes from tropical America.

Andrew Isles Natural History Books; Glass Place (Rear. Ortenburger, A. The whip snakes and racers: genera Masticophis and Coluber. University of Michigan Studies, Memoirs of the University of Michigan Museum, Volume 1. 93 Pike, D. A., and A. Grosse.

Daily activity of immature gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) with notes on commensal species. TN a previous paper on scale row reduction in snakes, we outlined five sub-groups of the genus Coluber, i.e., of the genus Coluber in the broad sense of recent usage, essentially co-extensive with the Zamenis of Boulenger's Catalogue of Snakes (Mertens and.

E: Slender Racer Russian: Полосатый полоз Chinese: 黄脊游蛇: Synonym: Masticophis spinalis PETERS 91 Zamenis bocourti JAN 6 Zamenis cataphoranotus JAN Zamenis spinalis — GÜNTHER 22 Coluber spinalis — GARMAN 45 Zamenis spinalis — BOULENGER Zamenis spinalis — STEJNEGER Whipsnake definition, any of several long, slender New World snakes of the genus Masticophis, the tail of which resembles a whip.

See more. Ortenburger, A. The whip snakes and racers: genera Masticophis and Coluber. University of Michigan Studies, Memoirs of the University of Michigan Museum, Volume 1. 9 Wharton, C. The ecology of the cottonmouth, Agkistrodon. Any of several slender nonvenomous New World snakes of the genus Masticophis, having a long tail that resembles a whip.

colubrid snake; genus Coluber; genus Masticophis; horseshoe whipsnake; Masticophis; Masticophis bilineatus; Masticophis flagellum; Masticophis lateralis; racer; Sonoran whipsnake; striped racer; whip snake; whip-snake.

Genus: Coluber Linnaeus, – Racers: Direct Children: Species: Coluber anthonyi (Stejneger, ) – Clarion Island Whip Snake, Culebra-chirriadora de Isla Clarion: Species: Coluber aurigulus (Cope, ) – Baja California Striped Whip Snake, Culebra-chirriadora de Baja California: Species.

Coachwhip snakes (Masticophis flagellum) are found in the southern portion of Nearctic Region, limited to the United States and Mexico.

In the United States, their range extends as far west as the San Francisco Bay and as far east as the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. These snakes are found as far north as Kansas and Kentucky. A distinctive early Miocene-divergent lineage of Old world racer snakes is described as a new genus and species based on three specimens collected from the western Indian state of Gujarat.

Wallaceophis gen. gujaratenesis sp. nov. is a members of a clade of old world racers. The monotypic genus represents a distinct lineage among old world racers is recovered as a sister taxa to. Stinner, J.N. and D.L. Ely. Blood pressure during routine activity, stress, and feeding in black racer snakes (Coluber constrictor).

American Journal of Physiology RR Stinner, J.N. and R.L. Wardle. Effect of temperature upon carbon dioxide stores in the snake Coluber constrictor and the turtle Chrysemys scripta.These neotropical racers are primarily terrestrial and feed mainly on frogs. Dryadophis dorsalis; Speckled Racer Drymobius margaritiferus; Sonoran Whipsnake Masticophis bilineatus; North American whip snakes are slender, fast-moving diurnal creatures.

Large Masticophis .whip snake or whipsnake (wĭp′snāk′, hwĭp′-) n. Any of several slender nonvenomous New World snakes of the genus Masticophis, having a long tail that resembles a whip.

whip snake or whipsnake n 1. (Animals) any of several long slender fast-moving nonvenomous snakes of the colubrid genus Coluber, such as C.

hippocrepis (horseshoe whipsnake) of.