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

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Genus:
Athis Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 101.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : CASTNIIDAE : CASTNIINAE

Type-species:
Papilio palatinus Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 98, pl.159, figs B, C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Although this was described as a genus of butterflies, its type-species by monotypy, Papilio palatinus Cramer, [1777] (Uitl. Kapellen 2 (14) : 98, pl. 159, figs B, C) is not a butterfly but a moth.

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

P. palatinus is dated from the wrapper of part 14, not from the title-page of volume 2 which is dated 1779.


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