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Re: A question for zoonomenclaturists
> so I was wondering if it was
> valid or if it should have been considered as unavailable.
The _species_ isn't unavailable; what's not clear is if the spelling of its
name is correct. Any correction would not be a nomenclatural act; instead, the
corrected spelling would be attributed to the original authors and the original
> In any case, would you know what could be the status of the genus that
> was created at the same type? The type species being unavailable, is it
> also the case for the genus ?
Would surprise me. The species is available, so the genus has an available
species as its type species.
> Also, I had no idea that femur was related to fēmina...
It's not! :-) Short e and long ē have different origins. Wiktionary provides
quite different etymologies for them (here's fēmina: