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

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Genus:
Rhinthon Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 530.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Proteides chiriquensis Mabille, 1889. Naturaliste (2), 3: 127, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by Proteides chiriquensis Mabille is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Hesperia osca Plötz, 1883 (Stett. ent. Ztg 44 : 48), which in turn is considered to represent a subspecies of the taxon represented by the nominal species Goniloba cubana Herrich-Schaeffer, 1865 (CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 19 : 55).

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Hesperiidae in Wikipedia.

See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Hesperiinae : Moncini.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to RHINTHON and included species.

Junior name(s):
Rhinton ; Bell, 1946: 152.
Rhiton ; Meerman & Boomsma, 1993: 46.
Rinthon ; Weeks, 1901: 31.


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