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

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Genus:
Phyciodes Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 29.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : NYMPHALINAE : MELITAEINI

Type-species:
Papilio cocyta Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 7, pl.101, figs A-B.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1872. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 4: 46.

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio cocyta Cramer is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio tharos Drury, [1773] (Ill. nat. Hist. 1 : index et 43, pl. 21, figs 5, 6).

PHYCIODES was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: NYMPHALINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Phiciodes ; Hübner, 1819: 29, 7 (Anzeiger).


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