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dc.contributor.authorKaiser, Hinrich
dc.contributor.authorMecke, Sven
dc.contributor.authorKaiser, Christine
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-01T13:45:17Z
dc.date.available2021-10-01T13:45:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-14
dc.identifier.citationKaiser, H., Mecke, S., Kaiser, C.M. and O'Shea, M. (2021) Three’s Company: discovery of a third syntype of Stegonotus lividus, a species of colubrid snake from Pulau Semau, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, with comments on an unpublished 19th Century manuscript by the naturalist Salomon Müller. Zootaxa, 5039(1), 56–70. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5039.1.2en
dc.identifier.issn1175-5326en
dc.identifier.doi10.11646/zootaxa.5039.1.2en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/624387
dc.description.abstractWe report on the discovery of a third, male specimen of Stegonotus lividus in the collection of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France, and demonstrate that it is not only a member of the original type series but the only one of the three syntypes, whose morphology was detailed in the original description. We herein identify it as a paralectotype. In their description of S. lividus, Duméril et al. (1854) attributed authorship of the name to the German zoologist Salomon Müller, whose work was never published. By the rules of zoological nomenclature, author attribution solely via an unpublished manuscript is inadmissible, and the species is therefore properly listed as Stegonotus lividus (Duméril et al., 1854). The recent discovery of Müller’s handwritten manuscript, along with an unpublished drawing of one of these snakes by the Dutch artist Pieter van Oort, allows a better assessment of color and pattern for a species that remains known from only three preserved vouchers, as well as improved differentiation from other taxa occurring in the Lesser Sundas and Moluccas.en
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMagnolia Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttps://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5039.1.2en
dc.subjectStegonotusen
dc.subjectLycodonen
dc.subjectColubridaeen
dc.subjecttaxonomyen
dc.subjecttype specimensen
dc.subjectparalectotypeen
dc.subjectHermann Schlegelen
dc.subjectDutch East Indiesen
dc.subjectnatural history collectionsen
dc.subjectnomenclatureen
dc.titleThree’s Company: discovery of a third syntype of Stegonotus lividus, a species of colubrid snake from Pulau Semau, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, with comments on an unpublished 19th Century manuscript by the naturalist Salomon Mülleren
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1175-5334
dc.identifier.journalZootaxaen
dc.date.updated2021-10-01T13:25:52Z
dc.date.accepted2021-07-15
rioxxterms.funderuniversity of wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW01102021MOen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
dc.source.volume5039
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage56
dc.source.endpage70
dc.description.versionPublished online
refterms.dateFCD2021-10-01T13:44:08Z
refterms.versionFCDAM


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