Case 3601 Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, ELAPIDAE): request for confirmation of the availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:R. Hoser
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:234
Date Published:12/2013
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Afronaja, ELAPIDAE, Nomenclature, Reptilia, spitting cobras, Spracklandus, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Articles 78.2.3 and 80.2.1 of the
Code, is to confirm that the generic name Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 [23 March] for
the African spitting cobras is available in the sense of the Code, and also that the
work in which this genus was proposed met the Code’s criteria of publication under
Article 8.1. The Commission is asked to rule on these seemingly routine matters
because widely promulgated recommendations by some herpetologists to use a junior
objective synonym, Afronaja Wallach, Wüster & Broadley, 2009 [21 September],
instead has resulted in instability in nomenclature.

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