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

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Genus:
Achlyodes Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 108.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Papilio busirus Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 119, pl.261, figs A-C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Butler , 1870. Ent. mon. Mag. 7(76): 98.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

In accordance with the then fashionable `Principle of Elimination' Scudder (1875, Proc. amer. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10 : 100) considered that Papilio busirus was ineligible to be the type-species of this genus, and thereupon sought to make Achlyodes fridericus Hübner, [1819] (Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7) : 108) type-species in its stead. There was no justification for rejecting the selection of Papilio busirus as type-species, which is perfectly valid. Moreover, even if at that time Achlyodes had been without a validly selected type-species, Scudder's selection of Achlyodes fridericus would have been invalid, for when its name appeared in the Verzeichniss this was only a manuscript species, the name fridericus being then only a nomen nudum. The species concerned remained without a validly published name until in 1832 (in Hübner, Zutr. z. Samml. exot. Schmett. 4 : 9, pl. [106], figs 611, 612) Geyer validated Hübner's manuscript name, using it in the same combination (Achlyodes fridericus).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Achilodes ; Wallace, 1854: 264.
Achliodes ; Abadía, 1913: 61.
Achlyoides ; Monte, 1928: 43.
Achyliodes ; Weidemeyer, 1864: 539.
Achylodes ; Scudder, 1872: 50.
Achyodes ; Freeman, 1944: 56.
Sebaldia Mabille, 1903: 43 (key), 66.


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