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Capra pygmea  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 625190

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Neotragus pygmaeus (Linnaeus, 1758)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - unavailable, incorrect original spelling   
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Grubb  
  Notes: 35 Downhills Park Road, London N17 6PE, England   
  Reference for: Capra pygmea    
       
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ride, W. D. L., H. G. Cogger, C. Dupuis, O. Kraus, A. Minelli, F. C. Thompson, and P. K. Tubbs, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, 4th ed.   
  Page(s): xxix + 306   
  Publisher: The International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature   
  Publication Place: London, UK   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-85301-006-4   
  Notes: The provisions of this Code supersede those of the previous editions with effect from 1 January 2000   
  Reference for: Capra pygmea   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: According to Peter Grubb (personal communication, April 2004), the name was originally published by Linnaeus as "Capra pygmea," and "later he called it Moschus pygmaeus and other authors eventually called it Neotragus pygmaeus." In his judgement, the spelling "pygmaeus" is in prevailing usage over "pygmeus" and is attributed to the original publication, so under Article 33.3.1 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (Ride et al., 1999), "the subsequent spelling and attribution are to be preserved and the [subsequent] spelling is deemed to be a correct original spelling"  
 

 

   

 
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