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

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Genus:
Leptotes Scudder, 1876 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 3 : 124.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : POLYOMMATINAE : POLYOMMATINI

Type-species:
Lycaena theonus Lucas, 1857. In: Sagra, Hist. fis. pol. nat. Cuba : 262, pl.16, figs 8-8b.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Lycaena theonus Lucas is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio cassius Cramer, [1775] Uitl. Kapellen 1 (2) : 36, pl. 23, figs C, D.

Leptotes Scudder, 1876, was designated as the type-genus for the new subtribe Leptotiti of Polyommatini, (Lycaenidae), by Hesselbarth, van-Oorschot & Wagener, 1995, Die Tagfalter der Turkei unter Berucksichtigung der angrenzenden Lander. Allgemeiner Teil, spezieller Teil. Band 1, Hesperiidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae, p. 541.

Leptotes Scudder, 1876 was designated as the type-genus for the new subtribe Leptotiti of Polyommatini, (Lycaenidae), by Hesselbarth, van-Oorschot & Wagener, 1995, Die Tagfalter der Turkei unter Berucksichtigung der angrenzenden Lander. Allgemeiner Teil, spezieller Teil. Band 1, Hesperiidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae, p. 541.


LEPTOTES was included within the subfamily LYCAENIDAE: LYCAENINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999) and the POLYOMMATINAE by Lamas (2008).

Oppler & Warren, 2003. Butterflies of North America 2. Scientific Names List of Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University include Leptotes in the tribe Polyommatini.

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