The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used specific name nummifer Reuss, 1834 for an eastern Mediterranean colubrine snake originally published within Coluber Linnaeus, 1758 and currently referred to the genus Hemorrhois Boie, 1826. It is threatened by its putative senior synonym Coluber tyria Linnaeus, 1758, which after 1899 has been applied to Coluber cliffordii Schlegel, 1837, a taxon considered conspecific with the Saharo-Sindian Coluber diadema Schlegel, 1837 belonging to Spalerosophis Jan, 1865 (Spalerosophis diadema ssp.).
Coluber nummifer Reuss, 1834 (currently Hemorrhois nummifer; Reptilia, Serpentes): proposed conservation of the specific name," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 67(1), (1 March 2010). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v67i1.a6