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Tetrapod Zoology

Tetrapod Zoology

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Taxonomic vandalism and the Raymond Hoser problem

For some years now, a prolific amateur herpetologist has published an absolutely extraordinary number of new taxonomic names* for snakes, lizards and other reptiles.In addition to naming well over 100 supposedly new snake and lizard genera, this individual has also produced taxonomic revisions of the world’s cobras, burrowing asps, vipers, rattlesnakes, water snakes, blindsnakes, pythons, crocodiles and so on...

June 20, 2013 — Darren Naish

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