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Taxonomic changes

03 Apr. 2011

Revision of the Podarcis hispanicus-complex [Pinho et al. (2008)]. The small Lizard on the “Snakes of Gibraltar”-set is probably Maghreb Wall Lizard (Podarcis vaucheri). Podarcis, Gibraltar

31 Oct. 2010

Armenian Viper (Vipera raddei) and Ottoman Viper (Vipera xanthina) in the genus Montivipera [Lenk et al. (2001)]. Reptiles, Montivipera, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Turkey

31 Jan. 2010

Following several authors I removed the toad genera Epidalea and Pseudepidalea and placed included species back in the genus BufoAmphibians, Bufo, GDR, Great Britain, Ireland, Lithuania, Mongolia, Poland, Somalia

30 Oct. 2009

Corn Snake (Pituophis guttatus) back in the genus Pantherophis [Collins & Taggart (2008)]. Reptiles, Pantherophis, Laos

30 Sep. 2009

Blanding’s Tree Snake (Boiga blandingii) in the resurrected genus Toxicodryas [Trape & Mané (2006)]. Reptiles, Toxicodryas, Gabon

30 Apr. 2009

Ryukyu Box Turtle (Cuora flavomarginata evelynae) raised to species level [Ernst, Laemmerzahl & Lovich (2008)]. Cuora, Madagascar, Ryukyu Islands

30 Mar. 2009

Carrot-tailed Viper Gecko (Teratolepis fasciata) belongs to the genus Hemidactylus. It’s new name is Hemidactylus imbricatus [Bauer et al. (2008)]. Hemidactylus, Reptiles, Vietnam

28 Feb. 2009

I changed the listing for a couple of Chameleon stamps. Nevertheless, some of them are still doubtful. Algeria, Mali, Mauretania, Rwanda, Suriname, Reptiles, Chamaeleo

31 Jan. 2009

Amphibian taxonomy updated according to the current 5.2 version of “Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference” [Frost (2008)]. On Reptile-Stamps this affects the genus Eleutherodactylus, which now belongs to the family Eleutherodactylidae. Amphibians, Eleutherodactylus

01 Jan. 2009

Grand Cayman or Blue Iguana (Cyclura nubila lewisi) raised to species level [Burton (2004)]. Cyclura, Cayman Islands

30 Nov. 2008

I changed the listing for the Salamander and the Newt in the 1990-set from Turkey:
Salamander probably is Salamandra infraimmaculata, Newt probably is Ommatotriton ophryticus. Turkey, Salamandra, Ommatotriton

01 Sep. 2008

Uracoan Rattlesnake (Crotalus vegrandis) treated as a subspecies of Neotropical Rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus)
[Campbell & Lamar (2004)]. Crotalus, Venezuela


Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) in the new genus Broghammerus [Rawlings et al. (2008)]. Broghammerus, British Virgin Islands, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia