OPINION 2323 (Case 3527) Anguis jamaicensis Shaw, 1802 (currently Typhlops jamaicensis; Reptilia, Serpentes): specific name conserved

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors: ICZN
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:212
Date Published:09/2013
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords:Bahamas, blind snakes, Cuba, Jamaica, Nomenclature, Reptilia, Serpentes, taxonomy, TYPHLOPIDAE, Typhlops jamaicensis, Typhlops lumbricalis, West Indies

The Commission has conserved the specific names of Anguis jamaicensis
Shaw, 1802 and Anguis lumbricalis Linnaeus, 1758 for two species of blind snake
from the Caribbean in their accustomed usage, by ruling that Anguis jamaicensis
Shaw, 1802 is not to be treated as a replacement name for A. lumbricalis Linnaeus,
1758 (currently Typhlops lumbricalis). A neotype is designated for A. jamaicensis.

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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