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

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Genus:
Simiskina Distant, 1886 . Entomologist 19 : 12.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : PORITIINAE : PORITIINI

Type-species:
Simiskina fulgens Distant, 1886. Entomologist 19: 12.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Simiskina was published by Distant twice in the year 1886, first (as shown above) in January in the Entomologist and, second, in September of the same year (Simiskina Distant, Sept. 1886, Rhop. malayana : 450).

The taxon represented by the nominal species Simiskina fulgens Distant is currently treated subjectively on taxanomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Poritia phalia Hewitson ; 1874, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 : 345.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Massaga Doherty, 1889: 128.


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