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

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Paramacera Butler, 1868 . Ent. mon. Mag. 4(45) : 194, note.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Neonympha xicaque Reakirt, 1867. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. : 336.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 240.    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Butler gave a brief diagnosis for this genus in the footnote specified above. He did not included any nominal species in the genus ; he did however rather strangely designate as the type-species a nominal species (Paramacera conhiera) which was at that time a manuscript name of Butler's and which was never later published by that author. This is therefore a nominal genus established without included nominal species, and its type-species is therefore subject to determination under the provisions of Article 69 (a)(ii). The first author to place a duly established nominal species in this genus was Scudder (1875) who not only placed Neonympha xicaque Reakirt in this genus but in addition specified it as the type-species. Under the Article cited above, that nominal species is therefore the type-species by subsequent designation.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Paramecera Butler, 1868: 98.

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