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

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Genus:
Scada Kirby, 1871 . Syn. Cat. diurn. Lep. : 23.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : ITHOMIINAE : MECHANITINI

Type-species:
Salacia phyllodoce Hübner, 1823. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: 25, pl.[59], figs 339-340.

Type-species designation:
(through Article 67.8 (replacement names)) .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Salacia phyllodoce Hübner is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio karschina Herbst, 1792 (in Jablonsky, Natursyst. Ins. Schmett. 5 : 26, pl. 83, figs 5, 6).

The name Scada Kirby was introduced as a replacement for the name Salacia Hübner [1823], which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy. Kirby placed eight nominal species in this genus, but did not designate a type-species, but this was of no consequence, as Scada, being a replacement name, automatically takes as its type-species the species (Salacia phyllodoce) which is the type-species of the genus (Salacia), the name of which it replaces. Kirby did not realize that the type-species of Scada was automatically settled in this way and believed himself free to select as type-species any of the other species which he had placed in this genus in 1871. Acting on this erroneous assumption Kirby in 1873 (in Zool. Rec. 8 (year 1871) (Ins.) : 359) declared that the type-species of Scada was Oleria theaphia Bates, 1862 (Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. 23 : 529).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Salacia Hübner, 1823: 25.


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