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Correspondence
Published: 2021-06-03

It is high time that taxonomists follow the Code. 3. The Bungarus romulusi case (Serpentes, Elapidae)

Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Université, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Université des Antilles, CNRS, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 30, F-75005 Paris, France
Association RACINE, 5 allée des Cygnes, 35750 Saint Maugan, France
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Université, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Université des Antilles, CNRS, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 30, F-75005 Paris, France
Serpentes Elapidae

Abstract

Sunagar et al. (2021: 1) erected the new snake species Bungarus romulusi on the basis of the molecular study of mitochondrial markers, venom proteomics and venom gland transcriptomics. Unfortunately, this new specific nomen is nomenclaturally unavailable, and should therefore not be used as valid as long as it has not been properly published.

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