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

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Meandrusa Moore, 1888 , in Hewitson & Moore. Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson (3) : 284.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

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Papilio evan Doubleday, 1845. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. 16: 235.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio evan Doubleday is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio payeni Boisduval, [1836], ((Roret's Suite à Buffon), Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 1 : 235).

Further, the above taxon is currently considered to be congeneric with Papilio gyas Westwood, 1841, the type-species of the nominal genus Danasa Moore, 1888. The names Meandrusa and Dabasa were published in the same paper and on the same date as one another. Accordingly, the relative precedence to be accorded to these names depends on the choice made by the First Reviser (Article 24 (a)). The First Reviser in this case was Evans (1927, Ident. ind. Butts [ed. 1] : 25) who accorded precedence to the name Meandrusa, sinking Dabasa as a junior synonym of that name.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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