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

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Genus:
Mimene Joicey & Talbot, 1917 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 20 : 225.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Ismene miltias Kirsch, 1877. Mitt. zool. anthrop.-ethnograph. Mus. Dresden : 128, pl.7, fig.6.

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

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Mimene Joicey & Talbot was introduced as a replacement for the name Mimas de Niceville, 1895, which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

The taxon represented by the nominal species which is the type-species of the present genus is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds - for Example, by Evans, 1949, Cat. Hesp. Europ. Asia Austral. : 430 - as being congeneric with Biaka albidiscus Joicey & Talbot, 1917, the type-species of the genus Biaka Joicey & Talbot, 1917. The generic names Mimene & Biaka are thus on the foregoing basis subjective synonyms of one another, and, as these names were published on the same date and in the same paper - actually on the same page - the relative precedence to be accorded to them depends on the choice made by the First Reviser. The First Reviser in this case was myself when in 1964 (Annot. lep. (3) : 86) I selected the name Mimene Joicey & Talbot to take precedence before the name Biaka Joicey & Talbot.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Mimas de Nicéville, 1895: 391.


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