|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2008|
|Authors:||C. W. Myers, Schargel W. E.|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Comment|
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As concerned taxonomists who separately and collaboratively continue to publish on Atractus we strongly support conservation of this name as proposed by Hoogmoed & Savage (BZN 64: 60–63). The senior name Brachyura Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1822 has not been used for well over a century and is virtually forgotten. The name Atractus Wagler, 1828, on the other hand is recognized by a wide range of biologists, inasmuch as it applies to the largest genus of colubrid snakes in the New World.
Comment on the proposed conservation of Atractus Wagler, 1828 and Atractus trilineatus Wagler, 1828 (Reptilia, Serpentes) (Case 3365)