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Masticophis aurigulus (COPE, 1861)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesBaja California Striped Whip Snake 
SynonymMasticophis aurigulus aurigulus (COPE 1861)
Drymobius aurigulus COPE 1861
Bascanium aurigulum COPE 1875
Coluber flagelliformis var. aurigulus GARMAN 1883: 44
Bascanium laterale aurigulum COPE 1891
Bascanium laterale — STEJNEGER 1893: 209
Bascanion aurigulum — VAN DENBURGH 1895: 149
Zamensis aurigulus COPE 1896
Coluber aurigulus STEJNEGER & BARBOUR 1917
Masticophis aurigulus — ORTENBURGER 1923
Masticophis aurigulus — STEBBINS 1985: 243
Masticophis aurigulus aurigulus — GRISMER 1990
Coluber aurigulus — UTIGER et al. 2005 (by implication)
Masticophis aurigulus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 417
Masticophis aurigulus — JOHNSON et al. 2017
Masticophis aurigulus — MYERS et al. 2017 
DistributionMexico (Baja California Sur)

Type locality: Cape San Lucas, Lower California  
TypesHolotype: USNM 5793
Holotype: CAS 49157 [barbouri] 
CommentGRISMER 1999 elevated barbouri to full (evolutionary) species status. 
  • Cope, E.D. 1861. Contributions to the ophiology of Lower California, Mexico and Central America. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 13: 292-306 - get paper here
  • Grismer L L 1990. Masticophis aurigulus (Cope). Baja California striped whipsnake. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 499: 1-2 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee. 1999. An evolutionary classification of reptiles on islands in the Gulf of California, México. Herpetologica 55 (4): 446-469 - get paper here
  • Grismer,L.L 1990. Relationships, taxonomy, and biogeography of the Masticophis lateralis complex in Baja California, Mexico. Herpetologica 46 (1): 66-77 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Johnson, J. D., L. D. Wilson, V. Mata-Silva, E. García-Padilla, and D. L. DeSantis. 2017. The endemic herpetofauna of Mexico: organisms of global significance in severe peril. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(3): 544–620
  • Myers, Edward A.; Jamie L. Burgoon, Julie M. Ray, Juan E. Martínez-Gómez, Noemí Matías- Ferrer, Daniel G. Mulcahy, and Frank T. Burbrink 2017. Coalescent Species Tree Inference of Coluber and Masticophis. Copeia 105 (4): 642-650 - get paper here
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Stejneger, L.H. 1893. Annotated list of the reptiles and batrachians collected by the Death Valley Expedition in 1891, with descriptions of new species. North American Fauna, No. 7: 159-228 (+ 14 plates + 4 maps) - get paper here
  • Valencia, J. H., K. Garzón-Tello & M. E. Barragán-Paladines 2016. Serpientes venenosas del Ecuador: sistemática, taxonomía, historia natural, conservación, envenenamiento y aspectos antropológicos. Quito, Ecuador, Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Universidad de Texas, Fondo Ambiental Nacional, 652 pp. [review in HR 49 (1): 152, 2018]
  • Van Denburgh, J.; Slevin, J. R. 1921. Preliminary diagnoses of new species of the peninsula of Lower California, with notes on the species in the collection of the Academy. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 11: 95-98 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh,J. 1895. A review of the herpetology of Lower California. Part I - Reptiles. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 77-163 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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