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

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Genus:
Nisoniades Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 108.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Papilio bromius Stoll, 1787. Aanhang. Uitl. Kapellen : 37, pl.8, fig.1.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 228.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio bromius Stoll is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio mimas Cramer, [1775] (Uitl. Kapellen 1 (3) : 83, pl. 52, figs E, F).

The genus Nisoniades Hübner is purely Neotropical in its distribution but was formerly commonly used for the Palaearctic species Papilio tages Linnaeus and its allies which properly belong to the genus Erynnis Schrank, 1801, of which Papilio tages is the type-species.

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 Pyrrginae: Carcharodini.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to NISONIADES and included species.

Junior name(s):
Niconiades ; Lewis, 1973: 84.
Nishoniades ; Okano, 1981: 101.
Nisioniades ; Skinner, 1898: 92, x (index).
Nisioniades ; Weeks, 1901: 30.
Nismiades ; Oslar, 1893: 226.
Nisomiades ; Ebert, 1968: 238.
Nisoniadas ; Gundlach, 1881: 114.
Nisoniodes ; Keferstein, 1874: 226.
Nissoniades ; Burmeister, 1878: 257.
Nominiades ; Brown, 1962: 268.
Pellicia Plötz, 1879: 176, 179.


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