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Gliridae  Muirhead, 1819
Taxonomic Serial No.: 951282

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Myoxidae Gray, 1821
    Glirini Muirhead, 1819
    Leithiidae Lydekker, 1895
    Muscardinidae Palmer, 1899
    Myosidae Gray, 1821
    Seleviniidae Belosludov and Bazhanov, 1939
  Common Name(s): Dormice [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderSciuromorpha Brandt, 1855 – squirrels  
                                     FamilyGliridae Muirhead, 1819 – Dormice  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Subfamily Glirinae Muirhead, 1819  
                                        Subfamily Graphiurinae Winge, 1887  
                                        Subfamily Leithiinae Lydekker, 1896  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Jackson, Stephen M., and Richard W. Thorington Jr.  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title: Gliding Mammals: Taxonomy of Living and Extinct Species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, no. 638   
  Page(s): v + 117   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0081-0282   
  Reference for: Gliridae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Gliridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 819-841   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Gliridae   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: 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  
    The family group name Gliridae is sometimes attributed to Thomas 1897 ['1896', p.1016], but the earliest family group usage was Glirini Muirhead 1819, and by the Principle of Coordination (ICZN Art. 36) that authorship applies to the name from superfamily to subtribe ranks  



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