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

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Phasis Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 312.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Josia noctilux Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 312.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype BRAZIL: Amazonas, Tapajos, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Phasis Hübner, [1819] 1816, Verz. bekantter Schmett.: 73, -Lepid., Lycaenidae. The objective replacement name is Shapis nom. n. Phasis Walker was proposed as a subgenus of Josia Hübner, [1819] 1816, ibidem: 176, -Lepid., Dioptidae.

See: SHAPIS Nye, 1975.

Poole (1989) included PHASIS Walker, 1854 (preoccupied); and SHAPIS Nye, 1975 as junior synonyms of MELANCHROIOPSIS Dyar, 1918.

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Senior name:
Shapis Nye, 1975: 449.

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