Aspidites melanocephalus davieii Hoser, 2000

Schleip, Wulf D. & O'Shea, Mark, 2010, Annotated checklist of the recent and extinct pythons (Serpentes, Pythonidae), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy, and distribution, ZooKeys 66, pp. 29-80: 37

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.66.683

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2FAB4423-3174-4EA0-A5CA-0E9606A71AD6

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/4E541CF2-EA67-867F-9A9D-E5347FCD8A33

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scientific name

Aspidites melanocephalus davieii Hoser, 2000
status

[junior synonym of Aspidites melanocephalus adelynensis and of Aspidites melanocephalus]

Aspidites melanocephalus davieii Hoser, 2000  [junior synonym of Aspidites melanocephalus adelynensis and of Aspidites melanocephalus]

Holotype:

WAM R46170.

Type locality:

Tom Price, Western Australia.

Remarks:

Contrary to Aplin (2002: 56), we do not consider this name a nomen nudum because Hoser (2000) provided characters that purport to differentiate it from the nominate form. However, based on Hoser’s (2000) description, this taxon is indistinguishable from Aspidites melanocephalus adelynensis  (see comments above). The name is therefore considered a subjective junior synonym of Aspidites melanocephalus adelynensis  and is placed into the synonymy of Aspidites melanocephalus  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Pythonidae

Genus

Aspidites