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Lagomys roylii  Ogilby, 1839
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1089907

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Ochotona roylii (Ogilby, 1839)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - original name/combination   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Lissovsky, A. A. / Wilson, Don E., T. E. Lacher Jr., and R. A. Mittermeier, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2016   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Ochotonidae (Pikas)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 6: Lagomorphs and Rodents I   
  Page(s): 28-60   
  Publisher: Lynx Edicions   
  Publication Place: Barcelona, Spain   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-941892-34   
  Reference for: Lagomys roylii   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ogilby, William  
  Publication Date: 1839   
  Article/Chapter Title: Memoire on the Mammalogy of the Himalayas   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Illustrations of the Botany and Other Branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains, and the Flora of Cashmere, vol. 1   
  Page(s): lvi - lxxiv   
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  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, Andrew T., Charlotte H. Johnston, Paulo C.  
  Publication Date: 2018   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Lagomorphs. Pikas, Rabbits, and Hares of the World   
  Page(s): 266   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1421423405   
  Reference for: Lagomys roylii   

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  Comment: Ogilby (1839: lxix) spelled the name 'Roylii' repeatedly and consistently, and dedicated it to 'Dr. Royle' repeatedly and consistently, too. It is evident that he Latinized the surname to Roylius (optionally eliding the connecting e), and when the -us is replaced by -i the result is the epithet roylii. Since the late 1800s, some have spelled it 'roylei' (which would have also been a legitimate way to spell the epithet originally, as would 'royleii'), but there is no justification under the Code (see ICZN 1999, Art. 31.1) for emending roylii to 'roylei' (see Arts. 32.5, 33.2)  



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