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Paphia Fabricius, 1807 , in Illiger. Mag. Insektenk. (Illiger) 6 : 282.

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio jasius Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), : Errata.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Crotch , 1872. Cist. ent. 1(4): 66.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Linnaeus introduced the name Papilio jasius in the unnumbered "Errata" sheet as a nom. now for Papilio jason Linnaeus, 1767 (loc. cit. (ed. 12) 1 (2) : 749), which is invalid as a junior homonym of Papilio jason Linnaeus, 1758 (Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1 : 485). The replacement nominal species so established by Linnaeus represents a well-known member of a highly characteristic group of African Nymphalids and is the type-species of the later-established nominal genus Charades Ochsenheimer, 1816.

The name Paphia Fabricius is invalid under the Law of Homonymy, being a junior homonym (a) of Paphia [Röding], 1798 (Mus. Bolten. (2) : 175), and (b) of Paphia Lamarck 1799 (Mém. Soc. Hist. nat. Paris 1799 : 85).

This generic name was placed, in the Commission's Opinion 577 (1959, Bull. zool. Nom. 17 : 140-142), on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology as Name No. 1305.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Charaxes Ochsenheimer, 1816: 18.

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