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

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Genus:
Praxis Mabille, 1889 . Naturaliste (2) 3 : 25.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Praxis quadrata Mabille, 1889. Naturaliste (2), 3: 25, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Praxis Mabille is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of Praxis Guenée, 1852 (Roret's Suite à Buffon), Lepid. 7 : 28, and also of Praxis Adams (H.) & Adams (A.), 1858 (Gen. recent Mollusca 2 : 522). It has been replaced by the name Xispia Lindsey, 1925.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Xispia Lindsey, 1925: 106.


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