Natural History Museum Of Zimbabwe

Arnoldia Zimbabwe Vol 10 (22) 2005 BROADLEY D.G. Conservation of names in the Mehelya capensis complex (Serpentes Lamprophiinae). p231-234

The lost type specimen of Heterolepis capensis A. Smith appears to have been a female of the taxon now known as Mehelya capensis savorgnani (Mocquard, 1887). In order to stabilise the nomenclature, the only specimen of M. capensis available to Boulenger in 1893 in here nominated the neotype.