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

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Genus:
Logania Distant, 1884 . Rhop. malay. : 197 [key], 208.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : MILETINAE : MILETINI

Type-species:
Logania malayica Distant, 1884. Rhop. malay. : 208, pl.22, fig.21.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Distant had been in correspondence with Moore on the subject of this genus prior to its establishment in the Rhop. malay. and had informed him of his intention to give it the name Logania. This name was published by both authors almost simultaneously in 1884. Luckily, its publication by Distant has priority - though by only a very slender margin - over its publication by Moore. It was published by Distant in his Rhop. malay. on 31st May 1884 and by Moore on 30th June 1884 (J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt II, 53 (No. 1) : 22). The name was correctly attributed to Distant by Moore, though at the time when Moore passed the proofs of his paper, Distant's work containing this name must still have been in the press.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Malais Doherty, 1889: 414-415, 436.


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