Definition of Genus masticophis
1. Noun. Whip snakes.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Colubridae, Family Colubridae
Member holonyms: Whip Snake, Whip-snake, Whipsnake
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Masticophis
Literary usage of Genus masticophis
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1. Pamphlets: Natural History (1872)
"The species perhaps belongs to the genus Masticophis, more dorsal rows being represented than probably belong to it. ..."
2. Chambers' Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1892)
"Whip-snake, a name given in North America to various species of the genus Masticophis (especially M. flagelliformis, the coach-whip snake, 4 to 5 feet long, ..."
3. Proceedings by Nebraska, Nebraska State Board of Agriculture, State Board of Agriculture (1892)
"Dr. Cooper also mentions specimens collected in Nebraska, bat gives neither numbers nor localities. genus masticophis, Baird & Girard. ..."