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

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Danaus Oken, 1815 . Lehrb. Naturgesch. (Zool.) 3(Zool.) (1) : 723.

Rejected Name

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:

Papilio brassicae Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 467.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Crotch , 1872. Cist. ent. 1(4): 60.    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

This name is invalid, as the Lehrbuch, in which it was published, has been rejected for nomenclatorial purposes by the Commission in its Opinion 417 (1956, Opin. int. Comm. zool. Nom. 14 : 1-42), in which also the title of this work was placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Works in Zoological Nomenclature as Title No. 33.

Even if the name Danaus Oken were not invalid for the foregoing reason, that name would have been invalid for two other reasons : (a) it is a junior homonym of Danaus Kluk, 1802 ; (b) it is junior objective synonym of Pieris Schrank, 1801.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Pieris Schrank, 1801: 152, 161.

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