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

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Genus:
Heliconius Kluk, 1780 . Zwierz. Hist. nat. pocz. gospod. 4 : 82.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : HELICONIINAE : HELICONIINI

Type-species:
Papilio charithonia Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), : 757.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hemming , 1933. Entomologist 66(845): 223.

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Kluk in the work cited above was the first author to use the word "Heliconius" as a generic name in a strictly binominal sense. This name was placed by the Commission in its Opinion 382 (published in 1956) on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as Name No. 923.

HELICONIUS was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: HELICONIINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to HELICONIUS and included species.

Junior name(s):
Apostraphia Hübner, 1816: 13.
Blanchardia Buchecker, 1880: pl.51.
Helicona ; Guérin-Méneville, 1844: 472.
Heliconia ; Latreille, 1818: 509.
Heliconius Latreille, 1804: 185, 199.
Migonitis Hübner, 1816: 12.
Podalirius Gistel, 1848: ix.
Sicyonia Hübner, 1816: 13.
Sycionia ; Hübner, 1816: 13.
Taxilia ; Fruhstorfer, 1896: 302.


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