The Zoological Names Simia, S. satyrus, and Pithecus and their Possible Suppression

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UNDER the above heading in NATURE of July 10, p. 49, Dr. C. W. Stiles gives a summary of the argument in support of a proposition to re-open the case of Simia before the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Although in agreement with most of the general principles enumerated in his summary, we dissent from the view that the names Simia, S. satyrus, and Pithecus are ambiguous and "so confused in zoological literature as to preclude hope of reasonable uniformity in their use in zoological, bacteriological, serological and public health work".

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THOMAS, O., HINTON, M. The Zoological Names Simia, S. satyrus, and Pithecus and their Possible Suppression. Nature 118, 411 (1926). https://doi.org/10.1038/118411b0

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