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

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Tajuria Moore, 1881 . Lepid. Ceylon 1(3) : 108.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hesperia longinus Fabricius, 1798. Suppl. Ent. syst. : 430.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Hesperia longings Fabricius is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being a subspecies of the taxon represented by the nominal species Hesperia cippus Fabricius, 1798, (loc. cit. : 429). As the specific names longinus Fabricius and cippus Fabricius were published on the same date in the same work, the relative precedence to be accorded to them depends on the choice made by the First Reviser. This appears in the present case to have been Swinhoe when in 1911 (in Moore, Lep. ind. 9 (101) : 104-105) he gave precedence to the specific name cippus Fabricius, sinking longinus Fabricius as a junior subjective synonym.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Cophanta Moore, 1884: 35.
Creusa de Nicéville, 1896: 176.
Ops de Nicéville, 1895: 296.

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