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

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Genus:
Dyscophellus Godman & Salvin, 1893 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 319.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : EUDAMINI

Type-species:
Papilio sebaldus Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 101, pl.342, figs A-B.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
(through Article 67.8 (replacement names)) .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Dyscophellus was introduced by Godman & Salvin to replace the name Dyscophus Burmeister, 1878, which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Hesperiidae in Wikipedia..

See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the subfamily Eumatinae..

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to DYSCOPHELLUS and included species.

Junior name(s):
Discophellus ; Mabille, 1903: 30.
Discophus ; Mabille, 1903: 30.
Dyscophus Burmeister, 1878: 291.


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