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1 March 2015 Opinion 2353 (Case 3563)
Pachylemur Lamberton, 1948 (Primates, lemuridae): generic name conserved
Abstract

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.

"Opinion 2353 (Case 3563)
Pachylemur Lamberton, 1948 (Primates, lemuridae): generic name conserved," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 72(1), 88-92, (1 March 2015). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v72i1.a4
Published: 1 March 2015
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