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

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Genus:
Pantoporia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 44.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : LIMENITIDINAE : LIMENITIDINI

Type-species:
Papilio hordonia Stoll, 1790. Aanhang. Uitl. Kapellen : 149, pl.33, fig.4.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 238.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

For some inexplicable reasons some authors formerly rejected or overlooked Scudder's selection of Papilio hordonia Stoll as the type-species of this genus and treated it as though its type-species was Papilio sulpitia Cramer, [1799].

The result was very unfortunate, the true Pantoporia (with Papilio hordonia as type-species) is a Neptid, while the false Pantoporia (with its pseudotype Papilio sulpitia) is a Limenitid. The oldest available generic name for the false Pantoporia is, as pointed out by myself in 1934 (Gen. Names hol. Butts 1 : 87), Parathyma Moore, [1898].

Cowan (1968: 14) stated:-

PANTOPORA, line 6: "Cramer 1799" should read; Cramer 1779.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Pantoperia ; Hemming, 1967: 393.
Rahinda Moore, 1881: 56.


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