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

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Genus:
Higginsius Hemming, 1964 . Annot. lep. (4) : 139.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : NYMPHALINAE : MELITAEINI

Type-species:
Melitaea fasciata Höpffer, 1874. Stett. ent. Ztg 35: 349.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
(through Article 67.8 (replacement names)) .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Higginsius was introduced as a replacement for the name Fulvia Higgins, [1959], which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Fulvia Higgins, 1959: 162.


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