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

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Lithodryas Cockerell, 1909 . Bull. amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 26(8) : 79.

Available Name (fossil)

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Lithopsyche styx Scudder, 1889. Rep. U.S. geol. Surv. : 454, pl.52, figs 11, 16-17.

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

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Lithodryas Cockerell was introduced as a replacement for Lithopsyche Scudder, 1889, which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy. Scudder stated that Lithopsyche was a Nymphalid fossil genus near to Hypanartia Hübner. The type-species was obtained from the Tertiary deposits of Florissant.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Lithopsyche Scudder, 1889: 452.

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