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Telipna Aurivillius, 1895 . Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 198.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Liptena acraea Westwood, 1851. In: Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. : pl.77, fig.6.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The case of the name Telipna is intimately bound up with that of the name Liptena, particulars of which have been given earlier in the present work. It will be sufficient here merely to recall the following facts : (i) The type-species of Telipna was by original designation the nominal species Liptena acraea Westwood, [1851], a species which by selection by Scudder (1875) was already the type-species of the genus Liptena Westwood, [1851] ; (ii) In consequence, the name Telipna Aurivillius was invalid as a junior objective synonym of Liptena ; (iii) Notwithstanding the foregoing, the name Telipna was continuously used from the time of its publication by Aurivillius in 1895 as the name for Liptena acraea Westwood and its congeners, owing to the fact that an entirely different species, Liptena undularis Hewitson, [1866], had become firmly, though incorrectly, established in the literature as the type-species of Liptena Westwood. In order to regularize this practice, the Commission was asked in 1957 to use its Plenary Powers, inter alia, to designate Liptena undularis Hewitson, to be the type-species of Liptena Westwood. This request was approved by the Commission in its Opinion 566 (1959, Opin. int. Comm. zool. Nom. 20 : 377-390). In the same Opinion the name Telipna Aurivillius was placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as Name No. 1367.

TELIPNA was included within the subfamily LYCAENIDAE: PORITIINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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