Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats - Standing Committee

Recommendation No. 39 (1993) on annotation of the appendices of the Convention (Adopted by the Standing Committee on 3 December 1993)

On 3 December 1993 the Standing Committee to the Convention adopted the following Recommendation (No. 39 (1993)): on annotation of the appendices of the Convention,

The Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, acting under the terms of Article 14 of the Convention,

Recommends that Contracting Parties take into consideration the following technical notes in the appendices while implementing the Convention:

Asterisks have been written where the name of the species has been changed to a more recent one, but the old name is kept in brackets. Footnotes have been used to update taxonomically some taxa.

1. Mauremys caspica has been divided into two new species:

Mauremys caspica

Mauremys leprosa (Mauremys caspica leprosa)

2. Coluber jugularis has been divided into two new species:

Coluber jugularis

Coluber caspius (Coluber jugularis caspius)

3. Coluber najadum has been divided into two new species:

Coluber najadum

Coluber rubriceps (Coluber najadum rubriceps)

4. Vipera lebetina has been divided into two new species:

Vipera lebetina

Vipera schweizeri (Vipera lebetina schweizeri)

5. Salamandra atra has been divided into two new species:

Salamandra atra

Salamandra lanzai (Salamandra atra lanzai)

6. Discus defloratus: This species is no longer recognised as a taxonomically valid species as it was described from a few specimens, now recognised as belonging to a different species of Discus.



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