Definition of Masticophis
1. Noun. Whip snakes.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Colubridae, Family Colubridae
Member holonyms: Whip Snake, Whip-snake, Whipsnake
Lexicographical Neighbors of Masticophis
Literary usage of Masticophis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the Year 1852 by Randolph Barnes Marcy, George Brinton McClellan (1854)
"masticophis, B. & G. The prominent feature of this genus consists in a very slender and ... masticophis flavigularis, B. & G. Cat. 1ST. Amer. Kept. ..."
2. Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and by Joseph Henry, Spencer Fullerton Baird, United States War Dept, United States Army. Corps of Engineers (1855)
"Throat marked with black. Dorsal rows 23.—(Kennicott.) No. 1109. Pecos to Eio Grande, Texas. Dr. 0. BK Kennerly. masticophis ..."
3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1868)
"Labials below eye with the last black-margined, otherwise light olive. Below, a strong green, unspotted. masticophis Bd. Gird. ..."
4. A Check List of North American Amphibians and Reptiles by Leonhard Stejneger, Thomas Barbour (1917)
"Coluber schotti (BAIRD and GIRARD) masticophis schotti BAIRD and GIRARD Cat. ... masticophis ornatus 1 BAIRD and GIRARD Cat. N. Amer. Rept., Pt. 1, 1853, p. ..."