Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2
Johns Hopkins University Press
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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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