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

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Genus:
Cacyreus Butler, 1898 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1897 : 845.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : POLYOMMATINAE : POLYOMMATINI

Type-species:
Papilio lingeus Stoll, 1782. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 176, pl.379, figs F-G. [(of Hyreus Hübner, 1819)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Butler introduced the name Cacyreus as a replacement name for Hyreus Hübner, [1819], which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

At the time of the publication of Butler's paper the genus Hyreus Hübner was without a type-species; accordingly, Butler was fully entitled to take the course which he did, namely to designate one of the nominal species originally included in Hyreus to be the type-species of his replacement genus Cacyreus, thereby - under Section (i) of Article 67 - designating the same species to be also the type-species of Hyreus Hübner.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Hircus ; Ungemach, 1932: 88.
Hyreus Hübner, 1819: 70.


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