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

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Telegonus Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 104.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio talus Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 122, pl.176, fig.D.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Butler , 1870. Ent. mon. Mag. 7(75): 56.    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio talus Cramer is currently considered subjectively on taxonomic grounds to be congeneric with the taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio aulestes Cramer, [1780], the type-species of the genus Astraptes Hübner, [1819]. Since the names Telegonus and Astraptes 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. As explained in the note on the name Astraptes, that choice was made by myself in 1934 when I gave precedence to the name Astraptes over the name Telegonus Accordingly, for those who share the taxonomic view set out above the name Telegonus Hübner, though an available name, is a junior subjectve synonym of Astraptes Hübner.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Telegonius ; Godman & Salvin, 1880: 126.
Teligonus ; Sharp, 1892: 223.

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