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

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Callicore Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 41.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio astarte Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 110, pl.256, figs C-D.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 130. [(as a junior name of codomannus)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Barnes & Lindsey (1922, Ann. ent. Soc. Amer. 15 : 92) argued that under a ruling given by the Commission in its Opinion 6 (1910, Smithson. Publ. 1938 : 7-9; facsimile published in 1958 (Opin. int. Comm. zool. Nom. 1 (B.) : 7-9) Papilio astarte Cramer had automatically become the type-species of Callicore Hübner, when in 1820 Billberg (Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 78) made Papilio clymena Cramer, [1775], the only other originally included species in Callicore, the type-species of a new monobasic genus to which he gave the name Diaethria. When the rulings given in interpretative Opinions previously rendered by the Commission were reviewed, it was decided not to included in the revised Code a provision embodying the Ruling given in Opinion 6 in 1910. Accordingly, the argument in the present case advanced by Barnes & Lindsey in 1925 is no longer valid. Fortunately, (as shown above), Scudder, the first author to select a type-species for this genus, selected the same species (Papilio astarte Cramer) as would have been the type-species if the Ruling given in Opinion 6 had still been in force.

Cowan (1970: 43) stated:-

"1895 to read - 1875", [type-species designation year].

CALLICORE was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: LIMENITINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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