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

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Genus:
Rusticus Hübner, 1806 . Tentamen determinationis digestionis : [1].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Rejected Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : POLYOMMATINAE : POLYOMMATINI

Type-species:
Papilio argus Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 483.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Rusticus Hübner, as of the Tentamen, is invalid through the action of the Commission in rejecting the Tentamen for nomenclatorial purposes by the Ruling given in its Opinion 97. The action so taken was completed, so far as the present name is concerned, by the Commission in 1954 when by its Opinion 278 it placed Rusticus Hübner of the Tentamen on the Official Index of Reflected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology as Name No. 85.

If the name Rusticus Hübner of the Tentamen had been a duly available name, it would have been invalid as a junior objective synonym of Plebejus Kluk, 1802.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Plebejus Kluk, 1780: 89.


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