Masticophis flagellum


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Related to Masticophis flagellum: Pituophis melanoleucus, coachwhip snake, Pituophis catenifer
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a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexico

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Of these 6 species, only Masticophis flagellum (from Georgia, Texas) has been examined for helminths (Harwood 1932; Reiber et al.
One hundred fifty-nine individuals of six colubrid snake species: Arizona elegans (n = 43, mean snout-vent length [SVL] = 589 mm [+ or -] 205 SD, range = 238-930 mm), Chionactis occipitalis (n = 31, SVL = 258 mm [+ or -] 20 SD, range = 222-300 mm), Masticophis flagellum (n = 12, SVL = 861 mm [+ or -] 118 SD, range 697-1104 mm), Masticophis lateralis (n = 14, SVL = 765 mm [+ or 1] 136 SD, range 520-963 mm), Phyllorhynchus decurtatus (n = 26, SVL = 357 mm [+ or -]47 SD, range = 242-469 mm), and Rhinocheilus lecontei (n = 33, SVL = 590 mm [+ or -] 93 SD, range = 362-743 mm) were borrowed from the herpetology collection of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (LACM), Los Angeles, California (accession numbers, Appendix 1).
The most expanded use of habitats was by the coachwhip Masticophis flagellum.
Reproductive tissue was examined from 145 sexually mature Masticophis flagellum museum specimens from Arizona.
Interestingly, we did see the same behaviors in the field as in the laboratory when geckos were disturbed for maintenance or feeding, suggesting that additional tests with a more aggressive snake, such as Masticophis flagellum, might be informative.
Species Dogtown Friendship Liberty Grove Total Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma 9 4 1 14 Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki 3 0 1 4 Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus 3 0 0 3 Coluber constrictor flaviventris 2 4 7 13 Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster 1 3 1 5 Heterodon platyrhinos 1 1 1 3 Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri 1 0 4 5 Thamnophis proximus proximus 1 0 1 2 Masticophis flagellum flagellum 1 0 0 1 Thamnophis sirtalis annectans 0 6 2 8 Nerodia erythrogaster transversa 0 1 0 1 Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix 0 0 1 1 Total Individuals 22 19 19 60 Total Species 9 6 9 12 Table 2.
Masticophis flagellum, Masticophis taeniatus, and Coluber constrictor currently occur sympatrically within the reservoir area (Dixon 1987).
Even so, four species (Arizona elegans, Masticophis flagellum, Thamnophis marcianos, Salvadora grahamiae) were encountered only on burned sites, whereas no species of snake was encountered solely on unburned plots.