Masticophis Baird and Girard 1853 (whip snake)

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Parent taxon: Colubrinae according to D. Parmley and J. A. Holman 1995

See also Behler and King 1979, Parmley and Hunter 2010 and Uetz 2005

Sister taxa: Ameiseophis, Arizona, Coluber, Coronella, Dakotaophis, Drymarchon, Drymobius, Elaphe, Ficimia, Floridaophis, Lampropeltis, Liochlorophis, Macroprotodon, Miocoluber, Nebraskophis, Opheodrys, Oxybelis, Paracoluber, Phyllorhynchus, Pituophis, Salvadora, Stilosoma, Telescopus, Texasophis, Zelceophis

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (8: Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (2: Nebraska, New Mexico)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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