114 Bull. zool. Norn., vol 39, pt 2, June 1982 OPINION 1210 PSAMMOPHIS SIBILANS SUBTAENIATA PETERS, 1882 (REPTILIA, SERPENTES): CONSERVED RULING. — (1) Under the plenary powers, the species-group name bilineatus Peters, 1867, as published in the combination Psammophis moniliger var. bilineatus, is hereby suppressed for the purposes of the Law of Priority but not for those of the Law of Homonymy. (2) The species-group name subtaeniata Peters, 1882, as published in the combination Psammophis sibilans var. subtaeniata, is hereby placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology with the Name Number 2801. (3) The species-group name bilineatus Peters, 1867, as published in the combination Psammophis moniliger vdiX . bilineatus, and as suppressed under the plenary powers in (1) above, is hereby placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Specific Names in Zoology with the Name Number 1096. HISTORY OF THE CASE Z.N.(S.)2165 An application for the conservation of Psammophis sibilans subtaeniata Peters, 1882, was first received from Dr Donald G. Broadley (Umtali, Zimbabwe) on 13 February 1976. It was sent to the printer on 9 June 1976 and published on 31 March 1977 in Bull, zool. Nom. vol. 33, pp. 214-215. Public notice of the possible use of the plenary powers in the case was given in the same part of the Bulletin as well as to eight general and one specialist periodical. No comment was received. DECISION OF THE COMMISSION On 29 June 1981 the members of the Commission were invited to vote under the Three-Month Rule on Voting Paper (1981)6 for or against the proposals set out in Bull. zool. Nom. vol. 33, p. 215. At the close of the voting period on 29 September 1981 the state of the voting was as follows: Affirmative Votes — twenty (20) received in the following order: Melville, Holthuis, Alvarado, Halvorsen, Mroczkowski, Vokes, Ride, Tortonese, Kraus, Willink, Hahn, Cogger, Habe, Heppell, Brinck, Binder, Bayer, Corliss, Nye, Welch Negative Votes — Sabrosky, Bernardi. Trjapitzin was on leave of absence. A late affirmative vote was received from Lehtinen. No votes were returned by Dupuis and Starobogatov.