Issue 18995

Microcebus kerimi Senna, 1903 not a primate

Reporter: mdoering
Type: Feedback
Summary: Microcebus kerimi Senna, 1903 not a primate
Priority: Major
Status: Open
Created: 2017-05-08 12:13:49.513
Updated: 2017-05-08 12:13:49.513
Description: I refer to your record on, which refers to a species you list as "Microcebus kerimi Senna, 1903, belonging to the primate family Cheirogaleidae.

Upon checking the original paper ( I am contacting you to inform you that this is incorrect, due to a mis-spelling on your site. The species Senna described is Microsebus kerimi, not Microcebus kerimi, and is a beetle belonging to the family Brentidae. It should therefore be linked to Microsebus Kolbe, 1892 ( rather than to Microcebus É. Geoffroy, 1834 (

Thank you.

John Ponting]]>