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

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Genus:
Precis Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 33.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : NYMPHALINAE : KALLIMINI

Type-species:
Papilio octavia Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 60, pl.135, figs B-C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 256.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Cowan (1970: 54) stated:-

PRECIS - has precedence over Alcioneis but after Junonia (q.v.).

Cowan (1970: 41) stated:-

ALCYONEIS and Junonia Hübner, [1819] : 35 and 34, are generally regarded as congeneric.

Precedence was accorded to Junonia by Doubleday, 1849 (Gen. diurn. Lep. 1 : 206), acting as First Reviser.

Cowan (1970, Annot.. Rhop.: 49) stated:-

JUNONIA - The name Papilio lavinia Cramer, 1775 is invalid as a junior primary homonym of P. lavinia Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent. : 450, a name currently placed in the genus Victorina. The oldest valid name subjectively applicable to the present restricted species appears to be P. evarete Cramer, [1779], Uitl. Kap. 3 : 18, pl. 203, figs. C, D. However, the wider view was
put by Corbet, 1948 (Entomologist 81 : 54-56), that lavinia, evarete and others are subspecies of the pan-tropical Papilio orithya Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1 : 473.

As has been noted under Alcyoneis above, and Precis below, Junonia has precedence over both.

Precis Hübner, was brought out of synonymy by Tilden, 1973, Journal Res. Lepid. 12 (4) : 216. [Treated as a valid genus by Hemming, 1967].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Junonia Hübner, 1819: 34.


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