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

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Parapithecops Moore, 1884 . J. asiat. Soc. Bengal (2) 53(1) : 20.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Parapithecops gaura Moore, 1884. J. asiat. Soc. Bengal 53(1): 20.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Parapithecops gaura is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Pithecops zalmora Butler, 1869 (Cat. diurn Lep. Fabricius Brit. Mus. : 161).

The fact that it was on 30th June 1884 that the name Parapithecops Moore was published is important, for that name is currently considered to be a subjective synonym of Neopithecops, Distant, published on 31st May of that year.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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