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Posted by Jeremy Pierce on January 25, 2003 at 11:10:42:

Hello all. I just had a quick question concerning the change of NA ratsnakes from the genus Elaphe to Pantherophis. When is the general public supposed to consider a Genus name official? What group decides that the name is to be adopted? Is the correct term now for NA rats Pantherophis? Thank you in advance for your response and have a great weekend!



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