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Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha  Cope, 1860
Taxonomic Serial No.: 209311

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Coast Nightsnake [English]
 
  Valid Name: Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus Cope, 1860
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha   
       
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (http://www.reptile-database.org)   
  Reference for: Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha   
       
  Source: Snake Species of the World, vol. undetermined, manuscript (version 2004)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: Working manuscript of follow-up volumes to McDiarmid et al. (1999), "Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1"   
  Reference for: Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Ronald M. Bonett, Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2017   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 43   
  Page(s): 102   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-946681-003   
  Notes: Available free as PDF, and as updated database, at https://ssarherps.org/publications/north-american-checklist/   
  Reference for: Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha, Coast Nightsnake [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Frost, Darrel R., and Joseph T. Collins  
  Publication Date: 1988   
  Article/Chapter Title: Nomenclatural notes on reptiles of the United States   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Review, vol. 19, no. 4   
  Page(s): 73-74   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0018-084X   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Mulcahy, Daniel G.  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogeography and species boundaries of the western North American Nightsnake (Hypsiglena torquata): Revisiting the subspecies concept   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 46, no. 3   
  Page(s): 1095-1115   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes: doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.12.012 ; available online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790307004265   
  Reference for: Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: According to Frost and Collins (1988), Cope (1860) published the name as Hypsiglena ochrorhynchus, and 'It is clear that Cope intended ochrorhynchus (Gr: yellow nose) as a noun used in association with the feminine generic name Hypsiglena. Thus, the treatment of ochrorhynchus as an adjective is incorrect.' Accordingly, the epithet should remain as ochrorhynchus no matter what the gender of the current genus  
 

 

   

 
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