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

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Genus:
Cosmolyce Toxopeus, 1927 . Tijdschr. Ent. 70(3/4) : 268, note.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : POLYOMMATINAE : POLYOMMATINI

Type-species:
Papilio boeticus Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), : 789.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Cosmolyce Toxopeus is invalid, as it is a junior objective synonym of Lampides Hübner, [1819]. It was proposed during the short period when it was erroneously supposed that a quite different species (Lampides zethus Hübner, [1819]) was the type-species of the genus Lampides Hübner.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Lampides Hübner, 1819: 70.


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