Wallaceophis gujaratensis MIRZA, VYAS, PATEL, MAHETA & SANAP, 2016
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Wallaceophis gujaratensis?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Wallace’s striped snake/ Wallace’s racer|
|Synonym||Wallaceophis gujaratensis MIRZA, VYAS, PATEL, MAHETA & SANAP 2016: 4|
Wallaceophis gujaratenesis — MIRZA et al. 2016: 1 (in error)
Wallaceophis gujarateneis — MIRZA et al. 2016: 4 (in error)
Wallacoephis gujaratenesis — MIRZA et al. 2016: Figure 8 (in error)
Wallacophis gujaratensis — MIRZA et al. 2016: Figure 9 (in error)
Wallaceophis gujaratensis — MIRAZ & PATEL 2017
Type locality: Khengariya village, Viramgam taluka, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat state, India (23.0217946° N, 72.0217584° E), elevation 21m
|Types||Holotype: NCBS HA-105, male, collected by Jaydeep Maheta on 24th July 2014.|
Paratypes. female BNHS 3503, collected form near Amreli, Amreli district, Gujarat state, India by Viral Joshi on 20th March 2013.
|Comment||The species name was misspelled multiple times in this paper, with the arguably correct name “gujaratensis” appearing only on page 4, with incorrect variations on previous and later pages.|
|Etymology||The proposed generic name is a compound of two words, the first being a patronym honoring Alfred Russel Wallace for his pioneering work on biogeography and for co-discovering the theory of natural selection with a suffix ‘ophis’ (όφιB) meaning snake in Greek. Gender of the proposed generic name is masculine.|
The specific epithet refers to Gujarat state in western India where the new spe- cies was discovered.
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