Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 1
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Johns Hopkins University Press
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Galagodemidoff, Prince Demidoff's Bushbaby [English]
Comments: G. demidoff species group. Bearder et al. (1995) placed this group in genus Galagoides, but Groves (2001c) and Delpero et al. (2000) considered this premature, as it is unclear how species should be assorted between Galagoides and Galago. Nash et al. (1989) recognized G. thomasi Elliot, 1907, as a full species, partially sympatric with demidoff; followed by Groves (2001c), who considered that a number of other species would eventually be recognized in addition. For use of demidoff in place ...
The specific epithet has caused considerable confusion. The name as it originally appeared [demidoff] is accompanied by a description and thus fulfills the criteria of availability. Subsequent workers cast doubt on the validity of the name, preferring to accept G. demidovii Fischer, 1808, or emending the spelling of the 1806 name. Schwartz (1931b) maintained that the name was not latinized, however, according to Article 31 of the ICZN, it must be treated as a noun in apposition to the generic name, and is therefore acceptable (Jenkins, 1987:98). Rylands (pers. comm. 26 June 2014) considered the matter and agreed to follow Jenkins (1987) and Groves (2001) in using the epithet as originally published, and treating the emendation as unjustified
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