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Masticophis lateralis (HALLOWELL, 1853)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesMasticophis lateralis euryxanthus (RIEMER 1954)
Masticophis lateralis lateralis (HALLOWELL 1853) 
Common NamesE: Striped Racer
euryxanthus: Alameda Striped Racer
lateralis: California Striped Racer
G: Alameda-Peitschenschlange 
SynonymLeptophis lateralis HALLOWELL 1853: 237
Masticophis lateralis — STEBBINS 1985: 182
Masticophis lateralis — LINER 1994
Coluber lateralis — UTIGER et al. 2005 (by implication)
Masticophis lateralis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 418
Masticophis lateralis — O’CONNELL et al. 2017
Masticophis lateralis — MYERS et al. 2017

Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus RIEMER 1954
Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus RIEMER 1954: 45
Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus — CROTHER 2000: 66
Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus — COLLINS & TAGGART 2009
Coluber lateralis euryxanthus — RICHMOND et al. 2016

Masticophis lateralis lateralis (HALLOWELL, 1853)
Leptophis lateralis HALLOWELL 1853: 237
Masticophis lateralis lateralis — CROTHER 2000: 66
Coluber lateralis lateralis — LINER 2007
Masticophis lateralis — COLLINS & TAGGART 2009 
DistributionUSA (California),
Mexico (Baja California)

Type locality: California  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ANSP 5365
Holotype: MVZ 50391 (adult female) [euryxanthus] 
Diagnosis 
CommentNCBI taxon ID: 1879200 [euryxanthus]
NCBI taxon ID: 1879201 [lateralis] 
Etymology 
References
  • Clark, H.O., Jr. 2014. Encounter between a Striped Racer (Coluber lateralis) and a Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata). Sonoran Herpetologist 27 (3):79. - get paper here
  • Collins, J.T. and T. W. Taggart 2009. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Sixth Edition. Center for North American Herpetology, 48 pp.
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Dunn, R. & Herr, M.W. 2017. Coluber lateralis (=Masticophis lateralis) (Striped Racer) Diet. Herpetological Review 48 (4): 858 - get paper here
  • Goodman AM, Esposito LA, Ponce PL, Sauer AR, Stiner EO, Ruane S 2019. New record and range expansion of Masticophis lateralis (Hallowell, 1853) (Squamata, Colubridae) into western Baja California Sur, Mexico. Check List 15(2): 345-348 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee;Mahrdt, Clark R. 1996. Geographic Distribution. Masticophis lateralis lateralis. Herpetological Review 27 (1): 34 - 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
  • Hallowell,E. 1853. On some new reptiles from California. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 6: 236-238 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Jennings M R 1983. Masticophis lateralis (Hallowell). Striped racer. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 343: 1-2 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Miller, A. and J.A. Alvarez. 2016. Habitat Use and Management Considerations for the Threatened Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus) in Central California. Western Wildlife 3:29-32. - get paper here
  • 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
  • O'Connell, K. A., Streicher, J. W., Smith, E. N. and Fujita, M. K. 2017. Geographical features are the predominant driver of molecular diversification in widely distributed North American Whipsnakes. Mol Ecol., DOI: 10.1111/mec.14295 - get paper here
  • Richmond, Jonathan Q., Dustin A. Wood, Karen E. Swaim, Robert N. Fisher and Amy G. Vandergast. 2016. Historical Habitat Barriers Prevent Ring-like Genetic Continuity Throughout the Distribution of Threatened Alameda Striped Racers (Coluber lateralis euryxanthus). Herpetologica 72 (3): 202-213 - get paper here
  • Richmond, Jonathan Q.; Dustin A. Wood, Karen E. Swaim, Robert N. Fisher, and Amy G. Vandergast 2015. Historical Habitat Barriers Prevent Ring-like Genetic Continuity Throughout the Distribution of Threatened Alameda Striped Racers (Coluber lateralis euryxanthus) Herpetologica Sep 2016, Vol. 72, No. 3: 202-213. - get paper here
  • Riemer, William J. 1954. A new subspecies of the snake Masticophis lateralis from California. Copeia 1954 (1): 45-48 - get paper here
  • Rochester, Carlton J.; Cheryl S. Brehme, Denise R. Clark, Drew C. Stokes, Stacie A. Hathaway, and Robert N. Fisher 2010. Reptile and Amphibian Responses to Large-Scale Wildfires in Southern California. Journal of Herpetology 44 (3): 333–351 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez-Robles, Javier A., Good, David A., Wake, David B. 2003. Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles. UC Publications in Zoology, 119 pp.
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Utiger, U.; Schatti, B. & Helfenberger, N. 2005. The oriental colubrine genus Coelognathus FITZINGER, 1843 and classification of old and new world racers and ratsnakes (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae, Colubrinae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 12 (1): 39-60 - get paper here
  • Vindum, Jens V. 1998. Geographic Distribution. Masticophis lateralis. Herpetological Review 29 (2): 114-115 - 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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