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

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Sloperia Tutt, 1906 . Nat. Hist. Br. Butts 1(7) : 218.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hesperia poggei Lederer, 1858. Wien. ent. Monatschr. 2: 141.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Hesperia poggei Lederer is commonly considered to be congeneric with that represented by the nominal species Papilio proto Esper, [1805-1808], the type-species of the genus Syrichtus Boisduval, [1834] ; that species is also the type-species of the later-established nominal genus Muschampia Tutt, [1906], the name of which is now seen to be a junior objective synonym of Syrichtus Boisduval. (It may be useful to note for historical purposes that prior to the recognition of the fact that Papilio proto is the type-species of Syrichtus Boisduval, there was a problem as to the relative status to be accorded to the name Sloperia in relation to the name Muschampia for those specialists who held on taxonomic grounds that the taxa represented respectively by the nominal species that are the type-species of those genera were congeneric with one another ; for those generic names were published on the same date in the same work. This question was settled in favour of Sloperia by Warren, as First Reviser, when he gave preference (1926, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 74 (1) : 165) to that name over Muschampia.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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