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

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Genus:
Anthanassa Scudder, 1875 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2 : 268, 239 [key].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : NYMPHALINAE : MELITAEINI

Type-species:
Melitaea texana Edwards, 1863. Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 2: 81.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Int. Commn zool. Nom. , 1968. Bull. zool. Nom. 24: 337-338 (Opinion 839).    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Eresia cincta Edwards is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as the same as that represented by the nominal species Eresia leucodesma Felder (C.), & Felder (R.), 1861, Wien. ent. Monats. 5 :103.

Cowan (1968: 7.) made the following comment for this genus:-

Opinion 839 ALTERED the List [Hemming, 1967] data in ruling that; Anthanassa Scudder is to have as type-species Melitaea texana Edwards, 1863, Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 2 : 81.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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