Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Erebia Dalman, 1816 . K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (1b) 1816(1) : 58.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : SATYRINAE : SATYRINI

Type-species:
Papilio ligea Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 473.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Dalman, who wrote of this genus "Generis Typus : P. ligea", was one of the earliest authors to designate type-species of new genera in this explicit way.

EREBIA was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: SATYRINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Epigea Hübner, 1819: 62.
Ereba ; Billberg, 1820: 78.


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