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

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Genus:
Celerio Agassiz, 1846 . Nomencl. zool. (Nomina syst. Generum Lepid.) : 14.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : MACROGLOSSINI : CHOEROCAMPINA

Type-species:
Sphinx galii Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 42.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Tutt , 1902. Nat. Hist. Br. Lepid. 3: 349. [(but designated for *Celerio Oken and cited as 'gallii' Rottemburg, 1775, which Tutt placed on page 547 as a synonym of galii [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775). Type fixed by Tutt, 1902 (see http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/121267#page/370/mode/2up)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: [Vienna district] Wienergegend, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

As Agassiz did not included any species, but referred Celerio to Oken, 1815 (see below), the type-species must be selected from one of the two species originally included by Oken.

S. galii is a junior subjective synonym of Sphinx gallii Rottemburg, 1775, Naturforscher, Halle 7: 107. In a ruling by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1958, Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 19 (Opinion 516): 3-34, volumes 6 and 7 of the Naturforscher, Halle published in 1775 were given precedence over [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung syst. Werkes Schmett. Wienergegend.

The Lepidoptera part of the Nomencl. zool. (Nom. syst. Generum Anim.) was included in fascicles 9 and 10 issued in one wrapper dated 1846.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list CELERIO Agassiz, 1846; * CELERIO Oken, 1815; DANNERIA Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1998; EREMOHYLES Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1998, HAWAIINA Tutt, 1903; HIPPOHYLES Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1998; ROMMELIANA Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1998; SURHOLTIA Eitschberger & Zolotuhin, 1998; THAUMAS Hübner, 1819; TURNERIA Tutt, 1903; and WEISMANNIA Tutt, 1904 as junior synonyms of HYLES Hübner, 1819.

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Junior name(s):
Celerio ; Oken, 1815: 761.


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