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

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Pyrrhogyra Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 43.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio tiphus Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 485.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 261. [(as typha)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Papilio tipha Linnaeus is an Unjustified Emendation of the name Papilio tiphus Linnaeus, 1758 (Syst. Nat (ed. 10) 1 : 485).

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio tiphus Linnaeus is currently treated as being the same as that represented by the nominal species Papilio neaerea Linnaeus, 1758 (Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1 : 479). Since these names were published on the same date and in the same work, the relative precedence to be accorded to them depends on the choice of the First Reviser (Article 24 (a)). In the present case this choice was made by Aurivillius in 1882 (K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl., Stockholm 19 (No. 5) : 97), who adopted the specific name neaerea Linnaeus, sinking tiphus Linnaeus as a synonym. The specific name neaerea Linnaeus, 1758, is therefore the oldest available name subjectively applicable to the type-species of the genus Pyrrhogyra Hübner.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Corybas Boisduval, 1870: 43.
Corybas Westwood, 1850: 252.
Pyrrhagyra ; Doubleday, 1845: 88.

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