Integrated Taxonomic Information System - Report

Go to Print Version

Capra aegagrus  Erxleben, 1777
Taxonomic Serial No.: 898264

(Download Help) Capra aegagrus TSN 898264

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): bezoar [English]
  Valid Name: Capra hircus aegagrus Erxleben, 1777
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - original name/combination   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gentry, A., J. Clutton-Brock, and C. P. Groves  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: The naming of wild animal species and their domestic derivatives   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 31, issue 5   
  Page(s): 645-651   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0305-4403   
  Reference for: Capra aegagrus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division:    



  Comment: ITIS defers to Wilson & Reeder (eds., 2005) on the correct name for a species when the choice is between an older name based on a domestic form and a younger name based on a wild form. ICZN Opinion 2027 (3/2003) sought to resolve this, but by itself the Ruling contained in that Opinion effectively says that it cannot be based on priority. More explicit guidance is found in the "History of Case 3010" section of the Opinion, but ITIS has been advised that only the Ruling section is binding. Thus, there is apparently no basis upon which to select the correct (valid) name  



 Subordinate Taxa  Rank  Verified Standards Met  Verified Min Standards Met  Unverified Percent Standards Met

A gray graphic bar
Search on:  Any Name or TSN  Common Name  Scientific Name  TSN

Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar