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

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Historis Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 35.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio odius Fabricius, 1775. Systema entomologiae : 457.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Barnes & Benjamin , 1926. Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 25(1): 16.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

The nominal species Papilio odius Fabricius was not recognized by Hübner as a taxonomically valid species, but the specific name orion Fabricius, together with the specific name Papilio orion Fabricius, 1775, was cited by Hübner in the synonymy of the nominal taxon Historis odia which he established (: 35) at the same time as he established the genus Historis. Under the present revised Code (Article 69 (a) (i)) a nominal species published by the original author of a generic name in the synonymy of a nominal species recognized by the author as belonging to the genus in question - i.e. in the way in which specific name odius Fabricius was cited by Hübner on the above occasion - the nominal species, the name of which was so cited, itself ranks as one of the originally included species. Accordingly, the selection of Papilio odius Fabricius as the type-species of Historis Hübner made by Barnes & Benjamin in 1926 was perfectly valid.

Historis was referred to the Coloburinae by Muychondt & Muychondt, 1976, Journal N.Y. ent. Soc. 84 (1) : 29. [Not adopted here].

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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