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

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Genus:
Radena Moore, 1880 . Lepid. Ceylon 1(1) : 3.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : DANAINAE : DANAINI : EUPLOEINA

Type-species:
Papilio similis Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 479.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Up till the year 1946 the name Radena Moore was invalid as being a junior objective synonym of Euploea Fabricius, 1807, of which also Papilio similis Linnaeus was the type-species. In that year the Commission used its Plenary Powers to set aside the designation (by Scudder, 1875) of the above species as the type-species of Euploea Fabricius, that species never having been used in that sense. By this Ruling, which was given in the Commission's Opinion 163 (Opin. int. Comm. zool. Nom. 2 : 335-346), Radena Moore ceased to be a junior objective synonym of Euplosa Fabricius and became a nomenclatorially available name.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Pradena ; Fruhstorfer, 1900: 2.


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