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

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Genus:
Thanaos Boisduval, 1834 . Icones hist. Lépid. nouv. ou peu connus 1(23/24) : 240.

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Papilio tages Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 485.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Blanchard , 1840. In: Castelnau, Hist. nat. Ins. (Spec. gén. Lépid.), 3: 485.

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Thanaos Boisduval is invalid, as it is a junior objective synonym of Erynnis Schrank, 1801.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Erynnis Schrank, 1801: 152, 157.


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