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

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Eryphanis Boisduval, 1870 . Consid. Lépid. Guatemala : 57.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio automedon Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 65, pl.41, figs A-B.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

When establishing this genus (: 57) Boisduval used the spelling "Eryphanis" and it cannot reasonably be doubted that this was the spelling which he wanted to employ. However, on the following page (: 58) two other spellings were used by what appears to have been due to inadvertence or more probably bad type-setting and bad proof-reading. The spellings in question were "Euryphanis" and "Eryphane". Under the Code all three of these spellings rank as Original Spellings and the question of the one to be accepted as the Correct Original Spelling depends on the choice of the First Reviser. The First Reviser in this case was Scudder who in 1875 (Proc. amer. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10 : 168) choose the spelling "Eryphanis' to be the Correct Original Spelling, sinking the spellings "Euryphanis' and "Eryphane' as synonyms.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Eriphanes ; Köhler, 1923: 22.
Eryphane ; Boisduval, 1870: 58.
Euryphanis ; Boisduval, 1870: 58.

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