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

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Genus:
Rathora Moore, 1900 . Lep. ind. 4 : 241.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : HELICONIINAE : ARGYNNINI : ARGYNNINA

Type-species:
Papilio lathonia Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 481.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Rathora Moore is invalid, as it is a junior objective synonym of Issoria Hübner, [1819]. Moore erroneously supposed that the type-species of Issoria was the quite different species (Papilio egista Cramer), then selected by himself - invalidly because Papilio lathonia Linnaeus had been validly selected as the type-species of Issoria by Scudder as far back as 1875.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Issoria Hübner, 1819: 31.


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