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

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Theclopsis Godman & Salvin, 1887 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 99.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Thecla lebena Hewitson, 1868. Descr. new Spec. Lycaenidae : 9.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
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Godmann & Silvan, 1887 (Biol. Centr. Amer., Lepid., Rhop. 2 : 99) designated Thecla lebena Hewitson, 1868 as the type-species for Theclopsis from the Neotropics. Butler [April, 1888] proposed the new genus Tatura with the type-species Tatura lebena. This was certainly an error for Hypolycaena lebona Hewitson, 1865. A proposal was made to designate Hypolycaena lebona as the type-species for Tatura Butler [1888] by Cowan 1970, The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 27 (1) : 64. This proposal was granted using the Plenary Power's of the Commision in 1973 (Opinion 994) and Hypolycaena lebona was placed on the Specific Names in Zoology and Tatura was placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology, The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 30 (1) : 19.

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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