Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Oxytoxia Mabille, 1904
, in Wytsman.
17(b) : 90 [key], 93.
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : TRAPEZITINAE
Verh. K.K. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien
by subsequent designation by
Ann. ent. Soc. Am.
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..
Hemming (1967) stated:-
Felder [sic, see below] cited three nominal species as belonging to this genus ; of these, the above species only was mentioned by Sharp when recording this generic name in the Zoological Record for the year 1904 (41 (Ins.) : 252). Lindsey (1925) misread Sharp's entry regarding this name, treating it as having constituted a selection of the above species as the type-species of this genus. Actually, it was Lindsey himself in the above paper who first definitely selected a type-species for this genus.
Cowan (1968: 13) stated:-
OXYTOXIA, line 4; "Felder" should read; Mabille.
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).
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