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

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Genus:
Amauris Hübner, 1816 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 14.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : DANAINAE : DANAINI : EUPLOEINA

Type-species:
Papilio niavius Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 470.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 108.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Hübner cited the specific name of the type-species as "Niavia"; this is here treated as having been due to Hübner considering the generic name Amauris to be feminine in gender, in which case it would have been natural, if he considered the specific name to be an adjective, to alter its termination from - "us" to "-a".

AMAURIS was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: DANAINAE by Dugdale et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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