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Taxonomy????

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Posted by: Christurner144 at Sun Jan 31 14:55:36 2016  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Christurner144 ]  
   

Hi all.

I've been out of the loop for a few years now as i had to pass my collection on due to personal circumstances. I'm just getting back into keeping rainbows (Argentines for starters) and things seem to have changed a great deal regarding the splitting/lumping of the epicrates.

Has anyone read the Chimaira book 'Rainbow boas - natural history and captive husbandry'? If so, any comments on changing ideas regarding the (re)classification of the subs?

I felt some confusion after reading the Matz paper on which the book seems to be based and how particularly the E.c.barbouri was lumped in with E.c.maurus as my understanding was that e.c.barbouri was a red subspecies along the lines of e.c.gaigei.

I realise that subs are much more defined in the USA and that European stock may be heavily hybridised but paraguayan as we know them over here appear to also have been described very differently!

Any opinions would be gratefully received.

Chris (cannot rembemer my original username)


   

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