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

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Genus:
Symbrenthia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 43.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : NYMPHALINAE : NYMPHALINI

Type-species:
Symbrenthia hippocle Hübner, 1819. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 43.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

As defined by the specimen figured as fig. C on plate 220 in Volume 3 of Hübner's [sic, see below] Uitl. Kapellen and named Papilio hippoclus on page 46 of that volume, thay specimen having been selected by Hemming (1964, Annot. lep. (3) : 100) to represent the lectotype.

The nominal species Symbrenthia hippocle was established by Hübner on the basis of bibliographical references to two previously established nominal species, of which Papilio hippoclus Cramer, [17791 (Uitl. Kapellen 3 (19) : 46, pl. 220, figs C, D) was the first. At the same time that the specimen figured as fig. C on Cramer's plate 220 and named Papilio hippoclus on page 46 of volume 3 of Cramer's work was selected by Hemming to represent the lectotype of Symbrenthia hippocle Hübner, the same specimen was selected to represent also the lectotype of Papilio hippoclus Cramer, these names becoming therefore objective synonyms of one another.

Cowan (1968: 14) stated:-

SYMBRENTHIA line 3: "Hübner" should read; Cramer.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Symprenthia ; Hübner, 1826: 7.


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