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

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Genus:
Euroto Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 549.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Pamphila compta Butler, 1877. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 152.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Pamphila compta is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being congeneric with that represented by the nominal species Apaustus valeries Möschler, 1878, the type-species of the genus Morys Godman, 1900. As the generic names Euroto and Morys were published on the same date and in the same volume, the relative precedence to be accorded to them depends on the choice made by the First Reviser. This appears to have been Evans (1955, Cat. amer. Hesp. Brit. Mus. 4 : 165 - 166) who gave preference to the name Morys, sinking Euroto as a junior synonym.

Cowan (1970: 47) stated:-

Pamphilia to read - Pamphila, [type-species].

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Eureto ; Weeks, 1901: 30.
Europto ; Hayward, 1941: 312.
Eurota ; Schaefer & Breyer, 1945: 328.


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