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Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha ochrorhyncha  Cope, 1860
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1084813

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

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  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   
  Reference for: Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha 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   
  Reference for: Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha ochrorhyncha, Cape Nightsnake [English]   

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  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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