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

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Genus:
Acentrocneme Scudder, 1875 . Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2) : 100, 103.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : MEGATHYMINAE : AEGIALINI

Type-species:
Aegiale kollari Felder & Felder, 1860. Wien. ent. Monatschr. 4: 111, pl.2, fig.3.    [BHLBHL]

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

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Scudder stated (: 100) that this was a manuscript name proposed by Felder [presumably Felder (C.)] in a copy of the `Lepidopterologische Fragmente' sent by him to Frauenfeld as a substitute for the name Aegiale Felder (C.) and Felder (R.), 1860. Later (: 103) Scudder amplified this statement, saying that in the Frauenfeld copy (which he explained was by this time in his own possession) Felder had erased the name AEGIALE, substituting the name ACENTROCNEME for it. Scudder himself rejected the name AEGIALE on the ground that it was too close to AEGIALIA Latreille, 1807 [Coleoptera] (an argument which is not valid under the present Code) and accordingly accepted the name ACENTROCNEME which he believed (: 100) quite correctly to be still unpublished and of which he looked upon himself as the effective author for nomenclatorial purposes. He specified Aegiale kollari as the type-species of ACENTROCNEME, but this was unnecessary because, as a substitute genus, ACENTROCNEME automatically takes that species as its type-species, it being the type-species of the genus (Aegiale) so replaced. The name AEGIALE is an available name under the Code, and accordingly the name ACENTROCNEME, published as a replacement for it, is invalid and falls as a junior objective synonym of AEGIALE.

Cowan (1970: 9) stated:-

The Felders introduced this name at the end of their footnote to replace AEGIALE Felder & Felder, 1860, (l.c. : 110), which they considered was invalidated by AEGIALIA Latreille, 1807 (Coleoptera). Under the present Code AEGIALE is perfectly valid, and ACENTROCNEME is invalid as a junior objective synonym of it.

"Acentrocneme Scudder, 1875" of Hemming, 1967 : 21 is a ghost.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Aegiale Felder & Felder, 1860: 110.


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