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

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Genus:
Kallima Doubleday, 1849 . Gen. diurn. Lep. 2 : pl.52, figs 2, 3.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : NYMPHALINAE : KALLIMINI

Type-species:
Paphia paralekta Horsfield, 1829. Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy : explic. pl.6, fig.4.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 200.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The text relating to this generic name was not published until 1850 (ibidem. (2) : 324) when it appeared in the continuation written by Westwood after Doubleday's death.

Cowan (1970: 50) stated:-

[1928] to read - [1829], [type-species year].

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Callima ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1858: 54.


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