GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Striped Whipsnake  Masticophis taeniatus

Species Code: MATA

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Metadata (Data about data or how the map was made)

= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Predicted Distribution
Reptiles do not migrate as some birds and mammals, so the colored areas depict the predicted range for the Striped Whipsnake year-round. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project.

Other maps & Information:
  • NatureMapping observations throughout the year
  • Links to pictures and other information about this species

Distribution and Habitat Requirements
Distribution and Habitat Requirements This species occurs in grasslands, sagebrush flats and dry rocky canyons. It can be found in open expanses, sagebrush and rocks preying on lizards, small mammals and insects.

The Columbia Basin ecoregion was selected, and the Central Arid Steppe zone was core. Good habitats were talus slopes, cliffs, grasslands, shrub savannas and shrublands.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Amphibians and Reptiles Volume by Karen Dvornich

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