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Lampropeltis zonata zonata  (Lockington ex Blainville, 1876)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 209265

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Common Name(s): St. Helena Mountain Kingsnake [English]
 
  Valid Name: Lampropeltis zonata (Lockington ex Blainville, 1876)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - subsequent name/combination   
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

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  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata zonata   
       
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Collins, J. T.  
  Publication Date: 1997   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians and Reptiles, Fourth Edition   
  Page(s): ii + 40   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916984-44-3   
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  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata zonata   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, Hobart M., and Edward H. Taylor  
  Publication Date: 1945   
  Article/Chapter Title: An annotated checklist and key to the snakes of Mexico   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin United States National Museum, no. 187   
  Page(s): iv + 239   
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  Notes: Available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7894923   
  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata zonata   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Stebbins, R. C.  
  Publication Date: 1966   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians   
  Page(s): vii + 279   
  Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company   
  Publication Place: Boston, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-395-08211-0   
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  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata zonata   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Stebbins, Robert C.  
  Publication Date: 1985   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, Second Edition   
  Page(s): 336   
  Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company   
  Publication Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA   
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  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata zonata   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Zweifel, Richard G.  
  Publication Date: 1974   
  Article/Chapter Title: Lampropeltis zonata   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Page(s): 174.1-174.4   
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  Reference for: Lampropeltis zonata zonata   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Blainville (1835:293) coined the name 'C.[oluber] (Zacholus) zonatus,' but the description is considered by most to be inadequate for definite assignment to a species, and to have been so when it was originally coined; the type specimen was apparently lost by the 1880s. Lockington (1876:52-53) described 'Bellophis zonatus nov. sp.' and said it was 'very probably the same species' as Blainville's, and 'for this reason I have preserved his specific name of zonatus.' There has been disagreement about whether or not this constitutes a homonymy, but Smith and Taylor (1945:84-85) argue that since the names cannot be said to clearly apply to different species, they should not be considered homonyms, and that based on the handling of similar cases in ICZN Opinion 126 (from the 1930s, see p.485), authorship for the currently-recognized species should be given as Lapropeltis zonatus (Lockington ex Blainville, 1876). This view was followed by Zweifel (1974:174.2), as well  
 

 

   

 
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