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

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Genus:
Prosotas Druce, 1891 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1891 : 366.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : POLYOMMATINAE : POLYOMMATINI

Type-species:
Prosotas caliginosa Druce, 1891. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 366, pl.31, fig.15.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Prosotas caliginosa Druce is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Lycaena nora Felder (C.), 1860, S. B. Akad. Wiss. Wien 40 : 458.

To avoid the risk of misunderstanding, it should be noted that by inadvertence the name Prosotas was attributed to Toxopeus instead of to Druce by Evans in 1932 (Ident. Ind. Butts (ed. 2) : 201).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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