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

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Genus:
Mnasalcas Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 567.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Pamphila uniformis Butler & Druce, 1872. Cist. ent. 1: 113.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Pamphila uniformis Butler & Druce is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Pamphila simpliciissima Herrich-Schaeffer, 1870, CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23 : 159.

The taxon represented by the nominal species which is the type-species of the present genus is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being congeneric with the taxon represented by the nominal species Mnasitheus cephis Godman, [1900], the type-species of the nominal genus Mnasitheus Godman, [1900]. The generic names Mnasalcas and Mnasitheus were published on the same date and in the same work ; the relative precedence to be accorded to them depends therefore on the choice by the First Reviser. This choice was made by Evans when in 1955 (Cat. amer. Hesp. Brit. Mus. 4 : 144) he chose the name Mnasalcas Godman to take precedence below the name Mnasitheus Godman, of which therefore it is a junior subjective synonym.

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Maesalcas ; Mabille, 1904: 121 (key).
Mnasatcas ; Hall, 1939: 231.


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