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

Genus details

Search again

Iridana Aurivillius, 1920 , in Seitz. Gross-Schmett. Erde. 13 : 345.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Iris incredibilis Staudinger, 1891. Dt. ent. Z. 4: 141.    [BHLBHL]

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

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

This name was introduced as a replacement for Iridopsis Aurivillius, [1898], which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

Cowan (1970: 15) stated:-

AURIVILLIUS "1898" [1899]. K. svenska VetenskSkad. Handl. 31, No. 5.

The "Rhopalocera aethiopica", as noted in Annot. Rhop. 1968, was not published before the end of April 1899.

The title-page recorded it as submitted in June 1898. The bibliographic Nachtrag was clearly completed after then; the latter portion (: 537) citing several references to 1899. The Index closes with the date "end of April 1899". Publication was as a complete work, not in parts. [&] "1898 to read [1899], [genus year].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Lycaenidae in Wikipedia

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

Junior name(s):
Iridopsis Aurivillius, 1899: 254, 286.
Iris Staudinger, 1891: 141.

Submit correction/addition