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1 October 2011 The correct species-group name for an Oxyrhopus (Squamata: Dipsadidae) variously called Coluber petalarius, C. pethola, C. petola, or C. petolarius by early authors
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Two available Linnean names of 1758 and two of 1766 are based on snakes of a single species of Oxyrhopus. Which of these names has priority has been unclear. A review of the history of these names establishes Oxyrhopus petolarius (Linné, 1758) as the correct name for the species by action of Lönnberg (1896) as first reviser.

Jay M. Savage "The correct species-group name for an Oxyrhopus (Squamata: Dipsadidae) variously called Coluber petalarius, C. pethola, C. petola, or C. petolarius by early authors," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 124(3), 223-225, (1 October 2011). https://doi.org/10.2988/11-06.1
Published: 1 October 2011
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