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

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Genus:
Hypsochila Ureta, 1955 . Boln Mus. nac. Hist. nat. Chile 26(4) : 58.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PIERIDAE : PIERINAE : PIERINI : PIERINA

Type-species:
Tatochila microdice f. wagenknechti Ureta, 1938. Revta chil. Hist. nat. : 278, pl.12, figs 3-4; fig.39.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

This is one of the fortunately rare - because confusing - cases in which the type-species of a genus bears a name which, when first published, was believed to apply to a taxon of less than full specific rank, the name applied to that taxon forming the third member of a trinominal name.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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