Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 55(1) March 1998 29 Comment on the proposed conservation of the names Geopeltis Regteren Altena, 1949, Geoteuthis Miinster, 1843, Jeletzkyteuthis Doyle, 1990, Lo//^os<'p/>.Quenstedt, 1839, Parabelopeltis Naef, 1921, Paraplesioteuthis Naef, 1921 and Belemnotheutis montefiorei Buckman, 1880 (Mollusca, Coleoidea) (Case 2987; see BZN 53: 253-260; 54: 104, 184-185) D.T. Donovan Department of Geological Sciences, University College London. Gower Street, London WC1E6BT, U.K. T. Engeser Institut fiir Paldontologie, Freie Universitdt Berlin, Malteserstrasse 74-100, 12249 Berlin. Germany We welcome Dr Riegraf's support in BZN 54: 184-185 for our proposed conservation of various coleoid names. Riegraf proposes the suppression of the name Atrameniarius Buckland & Agassiz in Buckland, 1838. This name is an MS name of Buckland's. To the best of our knowledge, it appears in print only in Agassiz's (1838) footnote cited by Riegraf, and in a brief reference by Quenstedt (1849. p. 504) who does not himself use the name elsewhere. We therefore agree with Riegraf's proposal for the suppression of Atramentarius. We support also his proposal that Belemnotheutis Pearce, 1842 and the name of its type species Belemnoteiithis [sic] aniiqua Pearce, 1847 be placed on the Official Lists, and the incorrect subsequent spelling Belemnoteuthis Pearce, 1847 on the Official Index. Comments on the proposed conservation of the specific and subspecific names of Trigonocephaliis pulcher Peters. 1862 and Bothrops albocarinatus Shreve, 1934 (Reptiiia, Serpentes) by the designation of a neotype for 7. pulcher (Case 2921; see BZN 54: 35-38, 245-249) (1) Ronald L. Gutberlet, Jr. and Michael B. Harvey Department of Biology. Box 19498, The University of Texas at Arlington. Arlington, Texas 76019. U.S.A. Schatti & Smith (BZN 54: 35-38) submitted a proposal to the Commission in an attempt to resolve the taxonomic confusion surrounding two species of pitviper (Squamata: Viperidae: Crotalinae) that occur in northern South America. One of these has a green dorsum with dark transverse bands, occurs on the Amazonian versant of the Andes in Ecuador and Colombia, and is arboreal. The other species (hereafter referred to as the western species) has a dorsum with a brown ground color, occurs on the Pacific side of the Andes in Ecuador and Colombia, and is terrestrial. Peters (1862) described the upper Amazonian species as Trigonocephalus pulcher. the holotype of which (specimen ZMB 3868) is housed in the Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt-Universitat in Berlin. However, Boulenger (1896) mistakenly applied the name pulcher to the western species.
On the proposed conservation of the specific and subspecific names of Trigonocephalus pulcher Peters, 1862 and Bothrops albocarinatus Shreve, 1934 (Reptilia, Serpentes) by the designation of a neotype for T. pulcher