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

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Genus:
Pithauriopsis Wood-Mason & de NicĂ©ville, 1887 . J. asiat. Soc. Bengal (2) 55(4) : 387.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Pithauriopsis aitchisoni Wood-Mason & de NicĂ©ville, 1887. J. asiat. Soc. Bengal 56(4): 387, pl.15, fig.4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Wood-Mason & de Niceville included in this genus two species, Pithauriopsis aitchisoni Wood-Mason & de Niceville and another. Lindsey, overlooking the second species, believed that Pithauriopsis aitchisoni was the sole included species and on this basis stated erroneously that it was the type-species by monotypy. In accordance with a principle since incorporated in the Code as Article 69 (a) (iii) Shepard in 1931 (Ann. ent. Soc. Amer. 24 : 175) observed correctly that Lindsey's (1925) action constituted a valid type-fixation, notwithstanding the fact that it was based upon erroneous premises.

The taxon represented by the nominal species Pithauriopsis aitchisoni Wood-Mason & de Niceville is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Hesperia marsena Hewitson, 1866 (Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 2 : 498).

Cowan (1970: 54) stated:-

"Lindsey . . . 97)" to read - monotypy. As Lindsey said, only one species was included in the genus.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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