Atractus Wagler, 1828 and Atractus trilineatus Wagler, 1828 (Reptilia, Serpentes): proposed conservation

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:M. S. Hoogmoed, Savage J. M.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:60
Date Published:03/2007
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Atractus, Atractus trilineatus, Brachyorrhos kuhli, Brachyura, Neotropical snakes, Nomenclature, Serpentes, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the generic name Atractus Wagler, 1828 for a group of common Neotropical snakes by suppression of its senior objective synonym Brachyura Kuhl and van Hasselt, 1822. In addition, it is proposed that the specific name Atractus trilineatus Wagler, 1828 (the name of the type species of Atractus) is conserved by suppression of its senior objective synonym Brachyorrhos kuhli H. Boie in Schlegel, 1826.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith