|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||3750|
|Authors:||Bates, M. F.|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Case|
|Keywords:||Nomenclature, taxonomy, Reptilia, Squamata, COLUBRIDAE, Dasypeltis atra, Dasypeltis lineolata, Africa, montane egg-eating snake|
The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name Dasypeltis atra Sternfeld, 1912 which is in widespread use for a widely distributed species of snake (family Colubridae) from central and eastern Africa by giving it precedence over its seldom-used senior synonym Dasypeltis lineolata Peters, 1878. Dasypeltis lineolata was used as a valid name in 1884 and 1894, and then again only in 2016.
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