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Magnolia Press, Bionomina, 1(21), p. 117-119, 2021

DOI: 10.11646/bionomina.21.1.7



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It is high time that taxonomists follow the Code. 2. The Virgotyphlops case (Serpentes, Typhlopidae

Journal article published in 2021 by Thierry Frétey ORCID, Alain Dubois ORCID
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Wallach (2020a: 10) erected a new genus Virgotyphlops for the typhlopid snake species Eryx braminus Daudin, 1803, which had previously been referred by Hedges et al. (2014) to their genus Indotyphlops. Unfortunately, this new generic nomen is nomenclaturally unavailable, and should therefore not be used as valid as long as it has not been properly published.