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Myoxidae Gray, 1821

104820  (urn:lsid:irmng.org:taxname:104820)

 unaccepted
Family
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Not documented
Taxonomic remark Family accepted by McKenna & Bell, 1997 but rejected in favour of GLiridae by Wilson & Reeder, 2005 who comment: "Simpson...  
Taxonomic remark Family accepted by McKenna & Bell, 1997 but rejected in favour of GLiridae by Wilson & Reeder, 2005 who comment: "Simpson (1945) deemed Myoxidae Gray, 1821 invalid due to the apparent synonymy of the type genus Myoxus Zimmermann, 1790, with Glis Brisson, 1762, and used Gliridae Thomas, 1896. Hopwood (1947) argued that Brisson's names are invalid because they are not Linnaean or binomial, and noted that Glis is valid in Erxleben (1777) for marmots, ground-squirrels, voles, and lemmings, rendering Glis Storr, 1780 (which included pedetids, dormice, and other rodents) invalid. Thus the oldest available name to replace Glis Brisson is Myoxis Zimmerman, valid in Linnaeus (1788) for dormice [...]. Despite this clear historical evidence [...] the ruling by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1988) to conserve Glis Brisson requires that the valid family name for dormice is henceforth Gliridae." [details]
IRMNG (2021). Myoxidae Gray, 1821. Accessed at: https://www.irmng.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=104820 on 2021-06-23
Date
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2006-09-19 22:00:00Z
created
2011-12-31 23:00:00Z
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2016-07-28 23:13:40Z
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basis of record CoL2006/ITIS [details]   

basis of record McKenna, M. C.; Bell, S. K. (1997). Classification of mammals above the species level. Columbia University Press, New York, 631 pp.  [details]   

source of synonymy Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (editors). (2005). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd Ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. 2,142 pp.  [details]   

extant flag source Benton, M.J. (ed). (1993). The Fossil Record 2. Chapman & Hall, London, 845 pp.  [details]   

habitat flag source Benton, M.J. (ed). (1993). The Fossil Record 2. Chapman & Hall, London, 845 pp.  [details]   
From other sources
Classification Eukaryota (Superkingdom) > Animalia (Kingdom) > Eumetazoa (Subkingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Mammalia (Class) > Theria (Subclass) > Eutheria (Infraclass) > Rodentia (Order) > Myoxidae (Family) [details]

Descriptive info Benton, 1993 habitat flag(s): T; stratigraphic range: Eocene (Ypresian)-Holocene (?Recent) [details]

Taxonomic remark Family accepted by McKenna & Bell, 1997 but rejected in favour of GLiridae by Wilson & Reeder, 2005 who comment: "Simpson (1945) deemed Myoxidae Gray, 1821 invalid due to the apparent synonymy of the type genus Myoxus Zimmermann, 1790, with Glis Brisson, 1762, and used Gliridae Thomas, 1896. Hopwood (1947) argued that Brisson's names are invalid because they are not Linnaean or binomial, and noted that Glis is valid in Erxleben (1777) for marmots, ground-squirrels, voles, and lemmings, rendering Glis Storr, 1780 (which included pedetids, dormice, and other rodents) invalid. Thus the oldest available name to replace Glis Brisson is Myoxis Zimmerman, valid in Linnaeus (1788) for dormice [...]. Despite this clear historical evidence [...] the ruling by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1988) to conserve Glis Brisson requires that the valid family name for dormice is henceforth Gliridae." [details]

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