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

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Morys Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 541.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Apaustus valerius Möschler, 1879. Verh. K.K. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien : 223.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type COLOMBIA: ? Locality, (ZMHU).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species which is the type-species of this genus is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being congeneric with that represented by the nominal species (Pamphila compta Butler, 1877) which is the type-species of the nominal genus Euroto Godman, [1900]. On this basis the generic names Morys and Euroto are thus subjective synonyms of one another, and, as these names were published in the same work and on the same date, the relative precedence to be accorded to them depends therefore on the choice made by the First Reviser. This appears to have been Evans (1953, Cat. amer. Hesp. Brit. Mus. 4 : 165-166) who gave precedence to Morys Godman over the name Euroto Godman.

Cowan (1970: 52) stated:-

48 to read - 28 [type-species volume].

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Hesperiidae in Wikipedia.

See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Hesperiinae : Moncini.

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