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California Whipsnake

The California whipsnake is a species of non-venomous colubrid from California. They have 2 distinct subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Masticophis
    Species M. lateralis
    Scientific Name Masticophis lateralis

    Other Names Striped racer
    Length 90–120 centimetres (3.0–3.9 ft)
    Coloration Dull brown with two cream lines on both the sides
    Distribution California (USA)
    Habitat Varying habitat including coast, desert, and foothills
    Diet Insects, smaller snakes, birds, lizards, and small mammals
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Clutch Size 5-14 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

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    Published on September 15th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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