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Ziphiidae  Gray, 1865
Taxonomic Serial No.: 770793

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Hyperoodontidae Gray, 1846
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2008   

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  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gray, John Edward  
  Publication Date: 1865   
  Article/Chapter Title: Notices of a New Genus of Delphinoid Whales from the Cape of Good Hope, and of other Cetaceans from the same seas   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London, 1865, part 2   
  Page(s): 522-529   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hershkovitz, Philip  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Living Whales   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: United States National Museum Bulletin 246   
  Page(s): viii + 259   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Ziphiidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McKenna, Malcolm C., and Susan K. Bell  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Classification of mammals above the species level   
  Page(s): 631   
  Publisher: Columbia University Press   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-231-11012-X   
  Reference for: Ziphiidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Mead, James G., and Robert L. Brownell, Jr. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Cetacea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 1   
  Page(s): 723-743   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Ziphiidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Moore, Joseph Curtis  
  Publication Date: 1968   
  Article/Chapter Title: Relationships among the living genera of beaked whales with classifications, diagnoses and keys   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fieldiana: Zoology, vol. 53, no. 4   
  Page(s): iv + 209-298   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Ziphiidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rice, Dale W.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Marine Mammals of the World: Systematics and Distribution   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publications of the Society for Marine Mammals, no. 4   
  Page(s): ix + 231   
  Publisher: The Society for Marine Mammalogy   
  Publication Place: Lawrence, Kansas, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-891276-03-4   
  Reference for: Ziphiidae   

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  Comment: Comments: Although Hyperoodontidae Gray, 1846 has priority over Ziphiidae, we have chosen to use the latter name following Article 23.12 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999) because Ziphiidae has been the name of choice for more than 100 years. Family reviewed by Moore (1968)  
    Rice (1998:85) used Ziphiidae Gray "1850" [1865!] over Hyperoodontidae Gray 1846 "in anticipation of" an ICZN petition & ruling. As of late 2008 the required application has not been submitted (see ICZN 1999 [4th] Edition Art. 23.9.1, 23.9.3, 23.12, 1985 [3rd] & 1961 [1st] Edition Art. 23b). Hyperoodontiidae is also used in works Rice didn't note (e.g., McKenna & Bell 1997). Mead (email 28-Oct-2008) advises to follow McKenna & Bell on this  
    Appeals to ICZN Art. 23.12 for use of the junior Ziphiidae over the senior Hyperoodontidae do not appear to fulfill the strict requirements of that Article and its sub-clauses (see ICZN 1999 [4th] Edition Art. 23.9.1, 23.9.3, 23.12, 1985 [3rd] & 1961 [1st] Edition Art. 23b)  



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