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

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Anosia Hübner, 1816 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 16.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio gilippus Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 41, pl.26, figs C-D.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 113.    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Scudder followed his normal practice of printing in heavy-faced black type the species which he accepted as type-species and citing that species under the specific name employed for that species by Kirby in 1871 in his Syn. Cat diurn. Lep., placing immediately after each name the name or names under which that species was cited by the author of the genus. In the present case Scudder grouped together three of the nominal species recognised by Hübner (the species bearing the specific names menippe, vincedoxici and eresima) and treated them all (as Kirby had done) as representing the same taxon as that represented by the nominal species Papilio gilippus Cramer, which he then selected as type-species. Normally, such a procedure would not suffice to effect a valid type-selection; it may, however, be accepted as adequate on this occasion, for, in citing the name Anosia vincedoxici Hübner, 1816, Hübner added that the taxon so named represented the same taxon as that represented by the nominal species Papilio gilippus Cramer. Under Article 69 (a) (i) the citation of the name of a nominal species in the synonymy of a species recognised by the author of a genus as a valid species confers upon the nominal species, the name of which is so cited, the status of the originally included species. Accordingly, Papilio gilippus Cramer ranks as one of the nominal species originally included by Hübner in the genus Anosia and Scudder was therefore perfectly in order in selecting Papilio gilippus as the type-species of that genus.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Danaomorpha Kremky, 1925: 167.

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