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

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Genus:
Thaumantis Hübner, 1826 . Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : pl.[61].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : MORPHINAE : AMATHUSIINI

Type-species:
Thaumantis oda Hübner, 1826. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl.[61].    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Thaumantis oda Hübner is currently treated subjectively as being the same as that represented by the slightly older-established nominal species Morpho odana Godart, [1826 [sic, see below]] (Ency. méth. 9 (Ins.) (2) : 445). It seems difficult to believe that two authors within a period of two years could have devised two such similar names for the same taxonomic unit. There is unfortunately no text to this portion of Hübner's Sammlung and it is necessary therefore to treat oda Hübner as anew name in its own right. The likelihood is however that, if such text existed, it would show that oda Hübner is no more than an emendation of the earlier odana Godart.

Cowan (1968: 14) stated:-

THAUMANTIS, line 5: "[1826]" should read; [1824]

Cowan (1968: 20) stated:-

The second part, or demi-volume, of Enc. Méth. (Zool.) 9 appeared in July 1824. That "1826" is a pure misprint here is clear from Hemming's phrase in the next sentence; "within two years".

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Thaumantias ; Kirby, 1894: 197.


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