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Posted by Roy Stockwell on March 18, 2003 at 00:59:11:
In Reply to: Genus for rosy boa posted by sblauvelt on March 18, 2003 at 00:02:07:
Boy, I'll tread very lightly here to keep the board from exploding..LOL
The simple answer is , there is no general concensus yet on either genus or subspecies, so that ought to really
give you something concrete to tell the kids!(;o)
In regard to subspecies, it all depends on whether you are in agreement with the changes put forth by David Spiteri, or whether you
wish to adhere to the older sub-species as described by Cope, Klauber
and Stejneger. I think to some extent the jury may still be out.
Personally, I'm not an academic, and respect all serious work. Until the powers that be seem to pick sides
most of us call them rosy boas, and identify them by locale or region only
:I am new to this forum and I know this has been discussed before, but which genus are most people using nowadays for rosy boas. Charina or Lichanura?
:Also, am I correct that my corn springs rosys belong to subspecies myriolepis or are people still using gracia.
:I teach science and I don't want my students correcting me. Also, any links you have to reference sources about this topic would be appreciated.