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

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Genus:
Atropos Oken, 1815 . Lehrb. Naturgesch. (Zool.) 3(1) : 762.

Status:
Rejected Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : SPHINGINAE : ACHERONTIINI

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Included in a work rejected for nomenclatural purposes by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenlature, 1956, Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 14 (Opinion 417): 3.

Only originally included species: Sphinx atropos Linnaeus, 1758 (see below). Oken placed S. atropos as an objective synonym of an unnecessary replacement name * Atropos * Solani; the specific name is unavailable for the same reason as * Atropos Oken.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list * ATROPOS Oken, 1815; ATROPOS Agassiz, 1846; BRACHYGLOSSA Boisduval, 1828; and * MANDUCA Hübner, 1806 as junior names of ACHERONTIA Laspeyres, 1809.


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Senior name:
Acherontia Laspeyres, 1809: 100.


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