International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3831


Case 3831: Marmosa isthmica Goldman 1912 (Mammalia, Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae): Proposal to conserve current usage by suppressing its senior synonym, Marmosa regina Thomas, 1898

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2020
Authors: Voss, R. S., Giarla, T.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:131
Date Published:12/2020
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: taxonomy, Mammalia, Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae, Marmosa, Exulomarmosa, Micoureus, isthmica, regina, mouse opossums, Central America, South America, Nomenclature

The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the name Marmosa isthmica Goldman, 1912 for a species of small Neotropical marsupial. This specific name, which has been used consistently for over a century, is threatened by a senior synonym, Marmosa regina Thomas, 1898, which has been applied incorrectly until very recently.

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Case 3831


Taxonomic Group(s):
Didelphimorphia, Mammalia

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