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IOC entry for Microcolax africanus

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Microcolax Schmitz

Note: Art. 62.2 specifies that compound generic names take the gender of the last word in the compound. Since kolax (Greek, flatterer) is masculine, Microcolax is also masculine even though Schmitz (in Schmitz & Hauptfleisch, 1897h: 458) treated it as feminine when establishing the genus.

* Microcolax africanus Martin & Pocock

Microcolax africanus Martin & Pocock, 1953: 56–58, fig. 5, pl. 12: figs. a–c (`africana') (type locality: Cove Rock, near East London, Cape Province, South Africa).—Seagrief, 1988: 68, fig. 5:16.


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