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

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Genus:
Taygetis Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 55.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : SATYRINAE : SATYRINI : EUPTYCHIINA

Type-species:
Papilio virgilia Cramer, 1776. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 150, pl.96, fig.C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Butler , 1868. Ent. mon. Mag. 4(45): 194.

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Westwood in 1851 (in Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. (2) : 356), in connection with this genus, said of Papilio mermeria Cramer, another of Hübner's originally included species, that it "may be considered as a good type of the genus" but this statement falls short of a selection of the above species as "the" type-species and accordingly fails to qualify as a valid type-selection.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Taigettis ; Rosa, 1936: 81.
Thaygetis ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1865: 68.


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