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

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Hamadryas Hübner, 1806 . Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : pl.[47].    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 4

Higher classification:

Papilio amphinome Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), : 779.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Hamadryas Hübner, as of the Tentamen, is invalid, because by the ruling given by the Commission in its Opinion 97 (1926, Smithson. miscell. Coll. 73 (No. 4) : 19-30) ; republished in 1958, Opin. int. Comm. zool. Nom. 1 (B) : 355-366) the leaflet in which it appeared was rejected as being unavailable for the purposes of zoological nomenclature.

This generic name has been placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology as Name No. 82.

Cowan (1968: 7) stated:-

Opinion 789 ruled 65 generic names to be invalid, the following three being of butterfly genera; Hamadryas Boisduval, 1832; Nereis Hübner, 1806; Areas Hübner, 1807. It is noted that Hamadryas Hübner, 1806 still stands.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Apatura Illiger, 1807: 1181.
Philocala Billberg, 1820: 79.

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