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

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Celaena Doubleday, 1849 . Gen. diurn. Lep. 1 : 214.    [BHLBHL]

Unavailable Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Papilio fatima Fabricius, 1793. Entomologia systematica : 81.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hemming , 1941. J. Soc. Bibl. nat. Hist. 1(11): 425.

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Hemming (1967) stated:-

This name was published by Doubleday in the synonymy of Anartia Hübner, [1819] as "Celaena Boisd. MSS." Under Article II (d) of the present revised Code names published in synonymies possess no status of availability. The name Celaena Doubleday, [1849] is therefore invalid.

Even if this generic name had been duly published by Doubleday, it would have been invalid under the Law of Homonymy as a junior homonym of Celaena Stephens, 1829 (Nom. Brit. Ins. : 41).

Cowan (1970: 26) stated:-

"CELAENA" Doubleday, [1849] : 214, 216. Not available.

Introduced as "Boisd. ms." in the synonymy of Anartia Hübner, given four included species. Never raised from synonymy.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Anartia Hübner, 1819: 33.

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