International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3742

Overview

Case 3742: Galago demidoff Fischer, 1806 (currently Galagoides; Mammalia, Primates, Galagidae): proposed conservation of the specific name and designation of a neotype. Lemur minutus Cuvier, 1797: proposed designation of a neotype

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:
Authors: Jenkins, P., Masters, J., Groves, C., Couette, S.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:75
Issue:
Start Page:21
Pagination:
Date Published:05/2018
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Galago demidoffi, Galago geoffroy, Macropus (Galago) geoffroyi, Galago cuvier, Macropus (Galago) cuvieri, Microcebus, Hemigalago
Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Articles 11, 23, 31 and 32 of the Code, is to confirm the availability of and to maintain the usage of the name Galago demidoff Fischer, 1806 for Demidoff ’s Dwarf Galago from western and central Africa and its priority over the objective junior synonym Macropus (Galago) demidovii Fischer, 1808, and to suppress subsequent incorrect spellings, under Articles 19 and 33 of the Code. The original specimen of Galago demidoff Fischer, 1806 has been destroyed so a further purpose of this application is to designate a neotype, under Article 75.3 of the Code. A name of dubious identity, Lemur minutus Cuvier, 1797, has been confused with that of Galago demidoff and Galago senegalensis Geoffroy, 1796. This name has had no valid usage for well over a century and is here regarded as a nomen oblitum, under Article 23 of the Code. In order to clarify taxonomic status, it is also proposed to designate a neotype for Lemur minutus Cuvier, 1797, under Article 75.3 of the Code. It is proposed that G. demidoff should be maintained as the prior name for the taxon and that all subsequent incorrect spellings of the name be suppressed.

Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v75.a008

Case:
Case 3742

Volume/Issue:
75

Taxonomic Group(s):
Mammalia, Primates

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Opinions

Opinion 2469: Galago demidoff Fischer, 1806 (currently Galagoides demidoff; Mammalia, Primates, Galagidae) and Lemur minutus Cuvier, 1797: neotypes not designated
Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2021
Authors: ICZN
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:78
Issue:
Start Page:46
Pagination:
Date Published:04/2021
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords:
Abstract:

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has declined to use its plenary power to rule on the validity of the specific names of Galago demidoff Fischer, 1806 and Macropus (Galago) demidovii, Fischer, 1808 or to designate neotypes for Galago demidoff Fischer, 1806 and Lemur minutus Cuvier, 1797. As a result, the specific name demidoff Fischer, 1806, as published in the original binomen Galago demidoff remains available from normal application of the Code, and the specific name demidovii Fischer, 1808, as published in the original binomen Macropus (Galago) demidovii remains an unjustified emendation. Neotypes for both Galago demidoff Fischer, 1806 and Lemur minutus Cuvier, 1797 can be designated without application to the Commission by meeting all conditions of Article 75.3 of the Code.

Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v78.a013

Opinion:
Opinion 2469

Volume/Issue:
78

Taxonomic Group(s):

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Status of Case:
Resolved (Opinion Issued)


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