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

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Genus:
Alcidia Westwood, 1879 . Trans. zool. Soc. Lond. 10 : 510, 520 [key], 524.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : URANIIDAE : URANIINAE

Type-species:
Alcides orontiaria Hübner, 1822. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl.[218]. [(of ALCIDES Hübner, 1822)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [MOLUCCAS] * [N. AUSTRALIA] & [NEW GUINEA]: ? Locality, (? Depository).. Type locality: Not stated

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Proposed unnecessarily as an objective replacement name for * Alcidis, Hübner, [1823] (an incorrect subsequent spelling of Alcides Hübner [1822]) which is not preoccupied by Alcides Schönherr, 1823 (listed by Westwood as Alcides Dalman, 1826, an incorrect authorship and date).

See: ALCIDES Hübner, [1822] 1806.

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Senior name:
Alcides Hübner, 1822: pl.[218].


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