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

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Genus:
Gangara Moore, 1881 . Lepid. Ceylon 1(4) : 164.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Papilio thyrsis Fabricius, 1775. Systema entomologiae : 532.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Cowan (1970: 19) stated:-

Moore 2. In dealing with CALYSISME and NISSANGA, Hemming dates Moore's Lep. Ceylon 1 (Rhop.) part (1) as [14 Dec. 1880], while ABARATHA, AMPITTIA and GANGARA in part (4) are made [1882]. Those were the dates of receipt at the British Museum (see Griffin, 1934, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 13 : 555). But the actual publication dates have since been ascertained (Griffin, 1939, J. Soc. Biblphy. nat. Hist. 1 (7) : 206).

Part (1) was published in August 1880, the other three parts appearing in January, June and December 1881.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Gungara ; Adamson, 1889: 41.


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