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

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Genus:
Pais Hübner, 1821 . Index exot. Lepid. : [4].

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AGARISTINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena decora Linnaeus, 1764. Mus. Lud. Ulr. Reg. : 382.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: [Cape of Good Hope] Cap. b. Spei, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Pais has been used as the original generic name for species now placed in the Arctiidae.

Poole (1989) included BREPHA Billberg, 1820; PAIS Hübner, 1821; and BREPHIA Hübner, 1822 as junior synonyms of BREPHOS Hübner, 1813.

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Junior name(s):
Paris ; Pagenstecker, 1909: 423.


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