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

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Genus:
Spindasis Wallengren, 1857 . K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (n.f.) 2(4) : 45.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : APHNAEINI

Type-species:
Spindasis masilikazi Wallengren, 1857. K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (2), : 45.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Wallengren , 1858. Öfvers. K. VetenskAkad. Förh. Stockh. 15(2): 81.

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Spindasis was published by Wallengren as new on two occasions, the second being in 1858 (öfvers. VetenskAkad. Forh., Stockh., 15 : 81).

The taxon represented by the nominal species Spindasis masilikazi Wallengren is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Aphnaeus natalensis Westwood, [Dec. 1851] (in Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. (2) : pl. 75, fig. 4 [text (loc. cit. (2) : 479) published on 4th March 1852]).

Cowan (1970: 55) stated:-

1 (1) to read - 2 (1), [genus Journal, volume & part].

SPINDASIS was included within the subfamily LYCAENIDAE: LYCAENINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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