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Micronycteris megalotis homezi  Pirlot, 1967
Taxonomic Serial No.: 948755

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Micronycteris minuta (Gervais, 1856)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gardner, Alfred L., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammals of South America, Vol. 1: Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews, and Bats   
  Page(s): xx + 669   
  Publisher: University of Chicaco Press   
  Publication Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-226-28240-6   
  Reference for: Micronycteris megalotis homezi   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Solari, Sergio  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: Mistakes in the formation of species-group names for Neotropical bats: Micronycteris and Sturnira (Phyllostomidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Acta Chiropterologica, vol. 10, no. 2   
  Page(s): 380-382   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1508-1109   
  Notes: doi: 10.3161/150811008X414962   
  Reference for: Micronycteris megalotis homezi   

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  Comment: Solari (2008) indicates that Pirlot (1967) clearly intended to name Micronycteris megalotis homezi to honor J. Homez and A. Homez, but erroneously used the termination -i as if the name were intended to honor only one male individual. It is argued that the species name constitutes an incorrect original spelling under the current Code (Art. 32.3 and 32.5), and that spelling for this name should be corrected to Micronycteris megalotis homezorum Pirlot, 1967. There remain some issues with this interpretation, as Art. 31.1.2, where the instructions are found for this type of name formation, has no corrective prescription for names that are not formed properly in this way, as it amounts to an error in Latinization, which is specifically not to be treated as an 'inadvertent error' that must be correced under Art. 32.5.1. Changes to resolve this dilemma are expected in the 5th Edition of the ICZN, so for now ITIS will follow prevailing usage in adopting the corrected epithet  



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