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

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Theagenes Godman & Salvin, 1896 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 428.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Antigonus aegides Herrich-Schäffer, 1869. Corresp.-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg : 135.

Type-species designation:
(through Article 67.8 (replacement names)) .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Antigonus aegides Herrich-Schaeffer is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Helias albiplaga Felder (C.) & Felder (R.), [1867], (Reise Fregatte "Novara", Lep. Rhop. (3) : 531, pl. 73, figs 18, 19).

The name Theagenes was introduced by Godman & Salvin as a replacement for the name Eropus published by themselves earlier in the same year, that name having been found to be invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Pyrrginae: Carcharodini.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to THEAGENES and included species.

Junior name(s):
Eropus Godman & Salvin, 1896: pl.88, figs. 27-29, 428 (footnote).
Thaegenes ; Parra, Vargas & Tabares, 2000: 96.
Theagenis ; Zikán & Zikán, 1968: 63.
Theatenes ; Raguso & Llorente, 1997: 290.
Theogenes ; Raguso & Llorente, 1991: 127.

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