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Euriphene Boisduval, 1847 , in Delegorgue. Voy. Afrique austr. 2 : 592.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Euriphene coerulea Boisduval, 1847. In: Delegorgue, Voy. Afrique austr. : 592.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Euriphene Boisduval was for long thrust on one side in favour of the Unjustified Emendation Euryphene published for it by Westwood in 1850 and employed by that author and many of his successors for an entirely different group of species. The species formerly attributed to the nomenclatorially non-existent genus Euryphene Westwood are now placed in the genus Bebearia Hemming, 1960. The phantom name Euryphene Westwood was sometimes given a false air of existence by being attributed not to Westwood but to Boisduval, 1847. This misattribution still further increased the general confusion by leading to the abandonment of the true Euriphene Boisduval, 1847, the species belonging to which (including the type-species) coming to be known by the later name Diestogyna Karsch, 1893. (The latter is in fact no more than a junior subjective synonym of Euriphene Boisduval.)

The interpretation of the nominal species Euriphene coerulea Boisduval was initially somewhat handicapped by the fact that by some mistake Boisduval gave "Natal" as its type-locality. This was corrected by Aurivillius in 1898 (K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl., Stockholm, 35, No. 5 : 204, nota 1)

Cowan (1970: 15 & 46) stated:-

16; "35 to read 31"] who drew attention to the fact that Boisduval's type-specimen, preserved in the British Museum, bore the label "Cote de Guinée". Another reason which may have added to the difficulties in this case may have been that by some oversight Aurivillius omitted to refer to it when dealing with the African Fauna in Suite's Grossschmetterlinge der Erde (vol. 13). This species appears to be well-characterized and to be plentiful where it occurs in West Africa, there being a long series of it in the British Museum.

Cowan (1970: 15) stated:-

"AURIVILLIUS "1898" [1899]. K. svenska VetenskSkad. Handl. 31, No. 5.

The "Rhopalocera aethiopica", as noted in Annot. Rhop. 1968, was not published before the end of April 1899.

The title-page recorded it as submitted in June 1898. The bibliographic Nachtrag was clearly completed after then; the latter portion (: 537) citing several references to 1899. The Index closes with the date "end of April 1899". Publication was as a complete work, not in parts. [&] "1898 to read [1899]", [genus year].

Euryphura Staudinger, 1891 was established to denote a subgenus of Euriphene Boisduval, 1847 and was raised to generic level by Hecq, 1996, Lambillionea 96 (1) (Tome 1) : 148.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Doricleana Hecq, 1994: 11, 12.
Euriphenaria Hecq, 1994: 11, 13.
Eurypheme ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1865: 74.
Euryphena ; Feisthamel, 1850: 251.
Euryphene ; Feisthamel, 1850: 253, 254.
Euryphene ; Westwood, 1850: 285.
Eurytheme ; Hemming, 1967: 187.

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