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Otocryptis beddomei  Boulenger, 1885
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1055594

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Indian Kangaroo Lizard [English]
  Valid Name: Otocryptis beddomii Boulenger, 1885
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  Current Standing: invalid - unjustified emendation   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Otocryptis beddomei, Indian Kangaroo Lizard [English]   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  



  Comment: Boulenger (1885: 272, 435) clearly used 'beddomii' for this species apparently named after 'Richard Henry Beddome, 1830-1911, British army officer and botanist' (Reptile Database, 2017). The spelling 'beddomei' has gained usage recently, but appears to be an unjustified emendation. Under ICZN Art. 31.1.2, the stem must be treated as beddomi- (here beddomii is the genitive of beddomius, a Latinized version of the English name Beddome), which makes the original name correct as-is. Other formations could be admissible, as well, but are not applicable here due to the Boulenger's actions  



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