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

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Genus:
Brachycneme Herrich-Schäffer, 1869 . Corresp.-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23(5) : 73, 132, 138.

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : Tribe unassigned

Type-species:
Papilio peleus Linnaeus, 1763. In: Johansson, Amoen. acad. 6: 26.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hemming , 1964. Annot. lep. : 136.

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Herrich-Schaeffer placed two nominal species in this genus on page 73 (where he stated that this was a manuscript name proposed by Felder [presumably Felder (C.) was here intended] ; he made a passing reference to this genus on page 132, but on page 138 he definitely adopted this genus and placed it in a key with other genera. By the type-selection which I made in 1964, the name Brachycneme became invalid, as a junior objective synonym of Entheus Hübner, [1919].

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio peleus is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as representing the same taxon as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio priassus Linnaeus, 1758 (Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1 : 487).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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