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

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Genus:
Neopithecops Distant, 1884 . Rhop. malay. : 197 [key], 209.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : POLYOMMATINAE : POLYOMMATINI

Type-species:
Pithecops dharma Moore, 1881. Lepid. Ceylon : 72, pl.34, fig.4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Pithecops dharma Moore is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Pithecops zalmora Butler, 1869 (Cat. diurn. Lep. Fabricius : 161).

Cowan (1970: 16) stated:-

C. D. Sherborn, 1934 (Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 13 : 311) listed valuable data from the official records of the British Museum, giving the correct dates of certain of their natural history publications. Two on Butterflies by Butler are;
[25 July] "1868", Cat. d. Lep. Sat. in B.M. (confirming title-page date) "1869" [12 Feb. 1870], Cat. d. Lep. descr. Fabricius in B.M.
The latter, important for its early discussions of Fabrician names, is usually cited as "1869"; an unlikely date since the preface was only signed on 3 December 1869. Only four names seem to be affected here.

Corrigenda : in each case "1869" to read [1870]. CERATRICIA, DAPTONOURA, (NEOPITHECOPS, at end), TARACTROCERA."

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Papua Röber, 1892: 273.


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