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

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Genus:
Castalius Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 70.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : POLYOMMATINAE : POLYOMMATINI

Type-species:
Papilio rosimon Fabricius, 1775. Systema entomologiae : 523.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 135.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Scudder, who was an adherent of the so-called principle of elimination, erroneously supposed that Butler in 1869 (Cat. diurn. Lep. Fabricius Brit. Mus. : 162) had made the above species the type-species by citing it as the sole species of this genus.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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