Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Amecera Butler, 1867
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist.
19 : 162.
Junior Objective Synonym
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : SATYRINAE : SATYRINI : PARARGINA
by subsequent designation by
Ent. mon. Mag.
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Hemming (1967) stated:-
Butler selected the above species as type-species in 1868.
Cowan (1970: 41) stated:-
"in 1868" to read - twice in 1868.
The selection cited above is the earlier, the other (Cat. diurn. Lep. Satyridae Brit. Mus. : 123) not having been published until July of that year.
The name Amecera Butler is invalid as it is a junior objective synonym of Lasiommata Westwood, 1841, of which the same species is the type-species. (Under the erroneous belief that a nominal species could not be the type-species of more than one genus and that, where such a situation arose, it was permissible to change the type-species of the later established of the two genera concerned, Moore ([1893, Lep. ind. 2 (13) : 12 nota) sought to change the type-species of this genus to Hipparchia eversmanni (F. de W., ms.) Eversmann, 1847 (Bull. Soc. imp. Nat. Moscou 20 (3) : [no text], pl. 2, figs 5, 6).
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).
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Lasiommata Westwood, 1841: 65.