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

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Genus:
Chlorippe Boisduval, 1870 . Consid. Lépid. Guatemala : 47.

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : APATURINAE

Type-species:
Nymphalis laurentia Godart, 1824. Encycl. méth. Hist. nat. : 376.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hemming , 1939. Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B), 8(7): 134.

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

This is one of the numerous cases where Boisduval devised a name in manuscript and gave it an irregular currency as such with the result usually that it was first validly published by some other author. In the present case (as shown above) the first author to publish this name with an "indication" was Doubleday in 1844. This was either unknown to, or was ignored by Boisduval when in 1870 he himself published this name, claiming it as his own.

This name is invalid under the Law of Homonymy, being a junior homonym of Chlorippe Doubleday, 1844. Further, through the species deliberately selected as type-species by myself in 1939, it is invalid also as a junior objective synonym of Chlorippe Doubleday, 1844.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Doxocopa Hübner, 1819: 49.


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