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

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Genus:
Mesoxantha Aurivillius, 1899 . K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (n.f.) 31(5) : 153, 157.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : BIBLIDINAE : BIBLIDINI : EURYTELINA

Type-species:
Papilio ethosea Drury, 1782. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : index et 51, pl.37, figs 3-4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Cowan (1970: 15) stated:-

AURIVILLIUS "1898" [1899]. K. svenska VetenskSkad. Handl. 31, No. 5.

The "Rhopalocera aethiopica", as noted in Annot. Rhop. 1968, was not published before the end of April 1899.

The title-page recorded it as submitted in June 1898. The bibliographic Nachtrag was clearly completed after then; the latter portion (: 537) citing several references to 1899. The Index closes with the date "end of April 1899". Publication was as a complete work, not in parts. [&] "1898 to read [1899], [genus year].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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