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

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Anthocharis Boisduval, Rambur & Graslin, 1833 . Coll. icon. hist. Chenilles Europ. : Papillonides pl.5.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio cardamines Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 468.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Formerly, it was believed that the name Anthocharis Boisduval was first published in [1836] in the Spec. gén. Lépid. (1: 556) of the HIst. nat. Ins. in Roret's Suite a Buffon. From the species placed in this genus in that work Doubleday ([1847], Gen. diurn. Lep. (1) : 56) selected Papilio cardamines as type-species. Luckily, therefore, the fact that this generic name was first published in a different work did not affect the type-species of this genus. Scudder (1875, Proc. amer. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10 : 113), who erroneously belived that this generic name was first published in the Spec. gén., overlooked the type-selection made by Doubleday in 1847, and supposing that this genus was published in the above work, was still without a type-species hinself selected Papilio genutia Fabricius, 1793 (Ent. Syst. 3 (1): 193); this selection would have been invalid in view of Doubleday's prior action, quite apart from the fact that the species selected by Scudder was not included in this genus when first established by Boisduval in 1833.

ANTHOCHARIS was included within the subfamily PIERIDAE: PIERINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Anthacaris ; Lucas, 1835: pl.36.
Anthocaris ; Cantener, 1834: 3, 24, 25.
Anthocaris ; Lucas, 1835: 66.
Anthocarix ; Lucas, 1835: pl.35.
Anthochris ; Cook, 1948: 22.
Antocharis ; Boisduval, 1836: 553.
Authocharis ; Rambur, 1858: 51.
Orthocaris ; Gouin, 1908: cxxi.

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