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

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Mantoides Druce, 1896 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 : 677.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Mantoides licinius Druce, 1896. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 677, pl.31, figs 10-11.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Cowan (1968: 8.) made the following comment for this and other genera:-

The status and type-species of the following genera are at present the subjects of pending applications to the Commission. Against each is shown its relevant Z.N.(S.) Case Number;

* Aetheius Hübner, 1819; 1678
Capys Hewitson; 1748
* Euphaedra Hübner; 1686
* Gonophlebia Felder; 1688
Mantoides Druce; 1768
* Najas Hübner; 1686
Neolycaena de Niceville; 1758
* Ourocnemis Baker; 1687
* Pseudopontia Plotz; 1688
Scoptes Hübner; 1748
Thrix Doherty; 1768
Virgarina Druce; 1768

Of these six Aetheius, Gonophlebia, Najas are all nomina oblita, whose revival would threaten respectively the well-known Ourocnemis, Pseudopontia, and Euphaedra. The Commission is at present deferring rulings on nomina oblita.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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