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

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Sarangesa Moore, 1881 . Lepid. Ceylon 1(4) : 176.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Sarangesa albicilia Moore, 1881. Lepid. Ceylon : 176, pl.68, figs 5-5a.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

When establishing this genus Moore designated as the type-species what he called "S. purendra" and included in it only the nominal species Sarangesa albicilia then named and described for the first time. This type-designation is however invalid, for at that time the name Saragnesa purendra was no more than a manuscript name, not being published with a description until June 1882 (Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1882 : 162). Thus, the only duly established nominal species placed in Sarangesa by Moore in 1881 was Sarangesa albicilia Moore which becomes therefore the type-species by monotypy.

The taxon represented by the nominal species Sarangesa albicilia Moore is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Sarangesa dasahara Moore, [1866] (Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865 (3) : 787).

Cowan (1970: 54) stated:-

"Saragnesa to read - Sarangesa".

Cowan (1970: 54) stated:-

"(14) to read - (4)", [genus journal part].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Sarangeesa ; Adamson, 1897: 50.
Tabraca Holland, 1896: 10.
Tabrena ; Hemming, 1967: 426.

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