The Commission has conserved the name Pachylemur Lamberton, 1948 (Primates, lemuridae) for a genus of subfossil Madagascan lemurs, by suppressing the senior subjective synonym Palaeochirogalus Grandidier, 1899 and by designating a type species for the genus Pachylemur Lamberton. Palaeochirogalus Grandidier has never seen any substantial usage whereas Pachylemur Lamberton, 1948 is in universal use; however, Pachylemur Lamberton, 1948 is unavailable because no type species was designated in the original publication. Filhol (1874) previously used the name Pachylemur for a ‘groupe’ of Paleogene primates; the Commission has concluded that this name, under either Filhol's or Palmer's (1904) authorship and, in either case, ambiguous as regards availability, should be formally suppressed at the genus-group level to prevent confusion.
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Pachylemur Lamberton, 1948 (Primates, lemuridae): generic name conserved