It is slender, with a yellowish stripe along each side, set against a dark brown or black back.[3].

Its range is relatively small, and much of the subspecies' habitat is threatened by development. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The southern black racer (Coluber constrictor priapus) is one of the more common subspecies of the non-venomous Coluber constrictor snake species of the Southeastern United States.The subspecific name priapus refers to the proximal spines of the hemipenes being much enlarged into basal hooks, which is characteristic of this subspecies. The California whipsnake is known to eat a variety of live animals including insects, lizards, snakes, birds, and small mammals. Researchers have conducted studies to better understand the use of different habitats by the Alameda whipsnake (Swaim 1994, Alvarez 2006, Alvarez et al. [8] It has commonly been reported as having a more specific association with chaparral and scrub plant communities as the habitat where it is most commonly found. Riemer, W. J. Plimpton Press, Norwood, Massachusetts, USA. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. The California whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis) also known as the striped racer, is a colubrid snake found in habitats of the coast, desert, and foothills of California. It is a subspecies of the eastern racer.It is nonvenomous and is recognized by its long and very slender shape. It commonly moves over and through brush and trees to avoid predation and to capture prey. Fauna of the California chaparral and woodlands, Fauna of the Baja California Peninsula (Mexico), https://reptiles.fandom.com/wiki/California_Whipsnake?oldid=5048. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A compilation of observations of Alameda Whipsnake outside of typical habitat. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It is nonvenomous, but likely to strike if captured. 2005). When I startled the snake, it quickly doubled back the way it came. The subspecies is considered threatened in the State of California. Matsuda, Brent M. and David M. Green (2006). Red Racers From Outside California: Adult, Yuma County, Arizona : Tracks on a sandy road. A new subspecies of the snake Masticophis lateralis. Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus (Alameda Whipsnake). Swaim, K. E., and S. M. McGinnis. The California whipsnake, M. lateralis, is known to use a wide variety of habitat types including open desert, California oak woodland, pine forest, chaparral, and associated open landscape habitats. Ortenburger, A. I. 1954. The species is broken into two subspecies: The Chaparral whipsnake is a common subspecies in California and northern Baja California, Mexico.

The Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis), aka Striped Racer, is a colubrid snake of the California coast and foothills. Habitat associations of the Alameda whipsnake. The genus Masticophis may soon be absorbed by the closely related genus Coluber, which contains the racer (Coluber constrictor). This species is represented by two subspecies: the chaparral whipsnake (M. l. lateralis) and the Alameda whipsnake (M. l. euryxanthus) (Stebbins 2003). It is 90–120 cm long, slender, with two yellowish stripes along its back, set against a dark brown or black back. Masticophis lateralis (Hallowel), Striped racer. Stace-Smith, Richard and Lois Johns (1980). As said in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, bites from Crotalus oreganus helleri are one of the most common snake bite incidents in southern California. Reptipedia is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. 1923. Stebbins, R. C. 2003. It is 90–120 cm long, slender, with two yellowish stripes along its back, set against a dark brown or black back. The Alameda whipsnake is known to utilize a wide range of habitat types including open desert, oak woodland, pine forest, chaparral, and associated open landscapes (Ortenburger 1928, Stebbins 2003). "A compilation of observations of Alameda Whipsnake outside of typical habitat". A. As with many species and subspecies, taxonomic reclassification is an ongoing process, and differing sources often disagree. The western yellow-bellied racer (Coluber constrictor mormon),[1] also known as the western yellowbelly racer[2] or western racer,[1] is a snake species endemic to the Western United States, including California, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Montana and Colorado. "A new subspecies of the snake, This page was last edited on 26 July 2020, at 00:29. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Cox, Douglas C. and Wilmer W. Tanner (1995).

The ranges of these subspecies are contiguous in the area of southern Alameda County, northern Santa Clara County, and western San Joaquin County, CA (Jennings 1983). Masticophis lateralis has two subspecies:[3]. It is fast-moving, diurnal, and an active forager.

The genus Masticophis may soon be absorbed by the closely related genus Coluber, which contains the Racer (Coluber constricter). Whipsnakes grab their prey and swallow it alive. United States Fish and Wildlife Service (2002). The Alameda whipsnake subspecies was first collected by Archie Mossman and later described by Riemer in 1954. Aspects of the Ecology of the Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus. They show a strong preference for lizards, which are captured by a grasp of the mouth (Swaim 1994). Herpetological Review 37:233. Alvarez, J. Swaim, K.E., 1994. [3][7], The geographic range of the Alameda whipsnake subspecies is contiguous in the area of southern Alameda County, northern Santa Clara County, and western San Joaquin County, in the southeastern Bay Area of Northern California. (1954). habitat.

Masticophis lateralis is fast-moving, diurnal, and an active forager. 1992. Swaim KE, McGinnis SM (1992). As with many species and subspecies, taxonomic reclassification is an ongoing process, and differing sources often disagree. It is fast-moving, diurnal, and an active forager. This group of snakes have potent venom. Template:Taxobox/core The Alameda Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis), aka Striped Racer, is a colubrid snake of the California coast and foothills. The California whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis) also known as the striped racer, is a colubrid snake found in habitats of the coast, desert, and foothills of California. This species commonly moves over and through brush and trees in order to avoid predation and to capture prey. It is not venomous, but likely to strike if captured. 2005. obs. Transactions of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society 41:21-25. Draft recovery plan for chaparral and scrub community species east of San Francisco Bay, California, Portland, Oregon xvi + 306 pp. USGS Western Ecological Research Center —. Whipsnakes are known to eat a variety of live animals including insects, lizards, snakes, birds, and small mammals (Stebbins 2003, Swaim 1994). A. Alvarez, J. Copeia 1954:45-48. [6][7] It is visually similar to the eastern yellow-bellied racer, which is also green, blue or brown with a recognizable yellow underside. It is nonvenomous[5] and is recognized by its long and very slender shape. Whipsnakes and racers. ), and the Alameda whipsnake has commonly been reported as having a more specific association with chaparral and scrub plant communities as the habitat where it is most commonly found (Swaim and McGinnis 1992, Swaim 1994, USFWS 2002).

These snakes can be found in any habitat besides deserts, and are some of the most commonly found snakes in California. A field guide to western amphibians and reptiles. [3][4] It shows a strong preference for lizards, which are captured by a grasp of the mouth,[4] and swallowed alive. Nota bene: A trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Masticophis. 140 pp. Jennings, M. R. 1983.