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

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Genus:
Thrix Doherty, 1891 . J. asiat. Soc. Bengal (2) 60(1) : 35.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : IOLAINI

Type-species:
Neocheritra gama Distant, 1886. Rhop. malay. : 462, text-fig.128.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Cowan (1968: 8.) made the following comment for this and other genera:-

The status and type-species of the following genera are at present the subjects of pending applications to the Commission. Against each is shown its relevant Z.N.(S.) Case Number;

* Aetheius Hübner, 1819; 1678
Capys Hewitson; 1748
* Euphaedra Hübner; 1686
* Gonophlebia Felder; 1688
Mantoides Druce; 1768
* Najas Hübner; 1686
Neolycaena de Niceville; 1758
* Ourocnemis Baker; 1687
* Pseudopontia Plotz; 1688
Scoptes Hübner; 1748
Thrix Doherty; 1768
Virgarina Druce; 1768

Of these six Aetheius, Gonophlebia, Najas are all nomina oblita, whose revival would threaten respectively the well-known Ourocnemis, Pseudopontia, and Euphaedra. The Commission is at present deferring rulings on nomina oblita.

Neocherita nisibis de Niceville, 1895 was proposed as the type-species for Thrix Doherty, 1891 and a request made for placement on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology by Cowan, 1967 The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 23 : 254. Neocheritra nisibis de Niceville, 1895 was designated as the type-species for Thrix using the plenary powers of the Commission. Neocheritra nisibis was placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology and Thrix on the List of Generic Names in Zoology, (Opinion 894), The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 26 (5/6) : 192.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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