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

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Genus:
Sericinus Westwood, 1851 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (n.s.) 1 : 173.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PAPILIONIDAE : PARNASSIINAE : ZERYNTHIINI

Type-species:
Papilio telamon Donovan, 1798. Epitome nat. Hist. Ins. China : pl.[27].

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Papilio telamon Donovan is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of Papilio telamon Linnaeus, 1758 (Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1 : 486). The oldest available name subjectively applicable to the present species is Sercinus montela Gray (G. R.), 1852, Cat. lep. Ins. Brit. Mus. 1 (Papilionidae) : 78, pl. 13, figs 1, 2 - male.

Cowan (1970: 17) stated:-

G. R. Gray, "1852" Cat. lep. Ins. Coll. B.M. (1) Papilionidae was published on [8 Jan. 1853], see Sherborn, 1934, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 13 : 311. Only two minor corrections under Sericinus and Taduma [Cowan has misspelt Tadumia here!] seem to be required.

Cowan (1970: 55) stated:-

"Sercinus . . . 1852 to read - Sericinus . . . [1853]".

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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