UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:PeptoBismol wrote:I was researching about racers and I have come across an anomaly. There is a particular snake that's called the California whipsnake or striped racer, but whipsnakes and racers are part of different genera. Wikipedia, Reptile Database, ADW, and IUCN call it Masticophis lateralis and California Herps, iNaturalist, and EOL call it Coluber lateralis. I also found this issue for some other animals.
Does anyone know what to do in this situation?
Include it in your notes but also mention the controversies.
Adding on to this, when this comes up for other animals, and the information you find contradicts the official list, always go by what the list says, but include the other information.