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

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Genus:
Pamphilida Lindsey, 1925 . Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1) : 95.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HETEROPTERINAE

Type-species:
Papilio palaemon Pallas, 1771. Reise durch verschied. prov. Russisch. Reichs : 471.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Lindsey introduced the name Pamphilida for the above species, believing incorrectly that the name Carterocephalus Lederer, 1852, was not available for it. This mistake arose, as has been explained in the note on the name Carterocephalus, from a misreading by Lindsey of Lederer's paper.

The nominal species which is the type-species of the genus Carterocephalus Lederer is not Papilo palaemon Pallas (the type-species of Pamphilida Lindsey) but Papilio paniscus Fabricius, 1775, a nominal species which it is agreed by systematists subjectively on taxonomic grounds represents the same taxon as that represented by the nominal species Papilio palaemon Pallas. Thus, the identification with one another of the nominal species which are the respective type-species of the nominal genera Pamphilida and Carterocephalus respectively is subjective only ; it follows therefore that the synonymization with one another of these two generic names is also subjective only. Accordingly, although not considered (on taxonomic grounds) to be a required name, the name Pamphilida Lindsey is nevertheless an available one nomenclatorially.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Pamphilidia ; Barnes & Benjamin, 1926: 23.


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