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

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Ancyluris Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 23.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Ancyluris pyrete Hübner, 1819. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 23.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 112. [(as a junior name of aulestes)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The nominal species Ancyluris pyrete was established by Hübner on the basis of two bibliographical references, the first to Papilio pyretus Cramer, [1777] (Uitl. Kapellen 2 (12) : 76, pl. 144, figs. A, B), the second, to Papilio meliboeus Fabricius, 1777. Prior to 1958 there existed no means for determining the relative precedence to be accorded to names published in the same year by Fabricius and Cramer respectively. In 1958 however the Commission promulgated its Opinion 516 (Opin. int. Comm. zool. Nom. 19 : 1-44), in which, while dealing with this situation in relation to the year 1775 it gave a Ruling that precedence be accorded to Fabrician names over those published by Cramer. The situation in this matter obtaining in relation to the year 1777 is exactly similar to that in 1775, and accordingly the name Papilio meliboeus Fabricius is to be treated as having precedence over Papilio pyretus Cramer published in the same year. By the lectotype-selection made by Hemming in 1964, the nominal species which is the type-species of Ancyluris Hübner becomes objectively identical with the nominal species (Papilio meliboeus Fabricius) which bears the oldest nomenclatorially available name applicable to the present taxon, these two nominal species having the same specimen as their respective lectotypes.

ANCYLURIS was included within the subfamily LYCAENIDAE: RIODININAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Riodinidae in Wikipedia.

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Junior name(s):
Melibaea Saunders, 1859: 96.
Meliboea ; Stichel, 1930: 321.

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