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

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Genus:
Euripus Doubleday, 1848 . Gen. diurn. Lep. 2 : pl.41, fig. 2.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : APATURINAE

Type-species:
Euripus halitherses Doubleday, 1848. Gen. diurn. Lep. : pl.41, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

In the text, written by Westwood after Doubleday's death and published in 1850 (: 293) a second species was cited as belonging to this genus, but this has no nomenclatorial significance, in view of the fact that (as shown above) the type-species of this genus had been determined by monotypy two years earlier when plate 41 was published.

This is an available name, Corbet (1943) having been in error in rejecting it as a junior homonym of Eurypus Kirby, 1819 (see Article 56 (a)). The replacement name Idrusia then published by Corbet is therefore invalid as a junior objective synonym of Euripus Doubleday.

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Idrusia Corbet, 1943: 206.


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