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

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Catopsilia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 98.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilo crocale Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 87, pl.55, figs C-D.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1872. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 4: 58.

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio crocale Cramer, the type-species of this genus, is currently considered subjectively on taxonomic grounds to be congeneric with the taxon represented by the nominal species Mancipium minna Hübner, [1810], which itself is considered to represent the same taxon as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio pyranthe Linnaeus, 1758. The point here to be noted is that Mancipium minna is the type-species of the genus Murtia Hübner, which was established on the same page of the same work as Catopsilia. The relative precedence to be accorded to these generic names depends therefore upon the choice made by the First Reviser. In this case the First Reviser was Kirby (1871, Syn. Cat. diurn. Lep. : 481), who selected the name Catopsilia to take precedence over the name Murtia.

Cowan (1970: 44) stated:-

"Scudder to read - Scudder, 1872", [type-species designation year].

CATOPSILIA was included within the subfamily PIERIDAE: COLIADINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Catopsylia ; Rosa, 1936: 81.

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