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

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Genus:
Cecropterus Herrich-Schäffer, 1869 . Corresp.-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23(9) : 131.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : EUDAMINI

Type-species:
Cecrops zarex Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 30, pl.[32], figs 183-184.

Type-species designation:
(through Article 67.8 (replacement names)) .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

This name was introduced by Herrich-Schaeffer as a replacement for Cecrops Hübner, 1818, which, as shown above, is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Acropterus ; Kaye, 1940: 565.
Cccropterus ; Kirby, 1871: 634.
Cecrops Hübner, 1818: 30.
Oecropterus ; Spitz, 1932: 870.


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