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

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Zenonia Evans, 1935 , in Carpenter. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 83 : 405.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pamphila zeno Trimen, 1864. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (3), 2: 179.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

By some inadvertence - or possibly a printers" error - the specific name of the type-species appeared in Evans" paper as zenonia and not as zero. Trimen never published a name Pamphila zenonia but, as shown above, he did publish Pamphila zero. That Evans's use of the word "zenonia" for the type-species was accidental is shown by the facts (a) that he attributed it to "Trimen, 1864', the year in which the name Pamphila zero was published by Trimen, and (b) that immediately after the description of the genus Zenonia, he cited as the only included species what he called "Zenonia zero Trimen'. Two years later (1937, Cat. african Hesp. Brit. Mus. : 174) Evans corrected the foregoing slip, stating explicitly that the type-species of this genus was Pamphila zero Trimen, 1864.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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