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

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Nomiades Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 67.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio acis Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 182.

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

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name - Papilio acis [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 - of the type-species of this genus is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of the name Papilio acis Drury, [1773] (Ill. nat. Hist. 1 : index et 2). Even if this name had not been invalid in this way, it would still not have been the oldest available name for the present species, for under the Ruling given by the Commission in its Opinion 516 names published by Rottemburg in 1775 in the serial Der Naturforscher are to be accorded precedence over names published in the same year by Denis & Schiffermüller in their Ankündung ; and in consequence the name Papilio semiargus Rottemburg, 1775 (Der Naturforscher 6 : 20), which is subjectively considered to represent the same taxon as that represented by the nominal species Papilio acis [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, is according to current taxonomic ideas the oldest available name subjectively applicable to the type-species of the present genus.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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