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

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Teinopalpus Hope, 1843 . Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. 19(2) : 131.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Teinopalpus imperialis Hope, 1843. Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. 19: 131, pl.11, figs 1-2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 276.    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Hope regarded this genus as containing two nominal species both then described as new; the first was the above species, the second, Teinopalpus parryae (loc. cit. 19 (2) : 131, pl. II, figs 3, 4 - female). In 1846 (Gen. diurn. Lep. (1) : 2) Doubleday pointed out that these names represent the different sexes of the same species, imperialis being based on the male and parryae upon the female. These names, having been published on the same date in the same work, depend for their relative precedence on the choice of the First Reviser ; this choice was made in the above work by Doubleday when he gave precedence to the name imperialis Hope over the name parryae Hope.

Scudder erroneously supposed that Teinopalpus imperialis was the sole originally included nominal species of Teinopalpus and therefore the type-species by monotypy. This misconception of Scudder's does not however detract from the effectiveness of his action.

TEINOPALPUS was included within the subfamily PAPILIONIDAE: PAPILIONINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Teinoprosopus Felder & Felder, 1864: 289, 331.

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