Thermal ecology of the striped racer (Masticophis lateralis
Common Name Scientific Name Atlantic salt marsh Nerodia clarkii taeniata snake Concho water Nerodia paucimaculata snake Copperbelly water Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta snake Eastern indigo Drymarchon corais couperi snake Giant garter snake Thamnophis gigas Lake Erie Nerodia sipedon insularum water snake New Mexico Crotalus willardi obscurus ridge-nose rattlesnake San Francisco Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia garter snake Whipsnake Masticophis lateralis
euryxanthus (striped racer), Alameda Common Name Range[dagger] Status[double dagger] Atlantic salt marsh FL (coastal areas of T snake Volusin, Brevard and Indian River counties) Concho water TX (Concho and Colorado T snake river basins of the Rolling Plains) Copperbelly water IL, IN, MI, OH, KY T snake (IN north of 40[degrees] N.
These cycles differ from those reported for the congeners Masticophis lateralis (Goldberg 1975) and M.
Females of three other species of Masticophis had similar periods of female reproductive activity: Masticophis lateralis April-July (Goldberg 1975); M.
Abstract.--Six species of colubrid snakes from California were examined for helminths: Arizona elegans, Chionactis occipitalis, Masticophis flagellum, Masticophis lateralis
, Phyllorhynchus decurtatus and Rhinocheilus lecontei.
Critical Habitat for the Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis
euryxanthus) A proposal to designate critical habitat for this threatened, non-venomous snake was published March 8.
Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis
) On October 3, the Service designated seven areas in California's Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, and San Joaquin counties as critical habitat for the threatened Alameda whipsnake.
This pattern appears common in other colubrid snakes from western North America and has been reported in: Masticophis lateralis
, Masticophis taeniatus, Pituophis catenifer, Arizona elegans, Lampropeltis zonata and Lampropeltis pyromelana (Goldberg 1975; Goldberg & Parker 1975; Aldridge 1979b; Goldberg 1995; Goldberg 1997).
The Alameda whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis
euryxanthus), a slender and fast-moving reptile, is sooty black with distinct yellow-orange stripes running down each side.