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RE: question ???

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Posted by: SoLA at Sun Mar 29 13:47:39 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by SoLA ]  
   

I'm not sure I understand the question. I was just being a little sarcastic. King Cobras were in the genus Hamadryas a long time ago.

Once the CHAH took on the accepted change of new world Rana to mostly Lithobates...it makes sense (to me at least). We can't call every frog in the world Rana. So unfortunately for us new world folks, it looks like we have to change.

We tend to drag our feet a bit on taxonomic changes. People did the same thing with the new world Elaphe changes. I understand the people who didn't think Pantherophis was the answer, but it was certainly the step in the right direction, and none were bieng put back in Elaphe. So I think we have to move forward in understanding relationships. Just my thought.

If you think the Lithobates movement is not on the right path, I would love to hear why...as clearly some changes might need more work (and probably always will), but I don't really see the flaw in this one.

Were you asking about the work being done on King Cobras now and where there taxonomy sits? Because to be honest, I think it is still fairly up in the air and there will be some big splits.


   

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