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

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Genus:
Elpenor Oken, 1815 . Lehrb. Naturgesch. (Zool.) 3(1) : 760.

Status:
Rejected Name

Homonyms: 2

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Included in a work rejected for nomenclatural purposes by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1956, Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 14 (Opinion 417): 3.

Originally included species; Sphinx nerii Linnaeus, 1758; Sphinx celerio Linnaeus, 1758; Sphinx elpenor Linnaeus, 1758; Sphinx porcellus Linnaeus, 1758.

Oken placed Sphinx elpenor as a synonym of an unnecessary objective replacement name * Elpenor * Vitis Oken, 1815; his generic and specific names are both unavailable.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list CHOEROCAMPA Duponchel, 1835; CINOGON Butler, 1881; DILEPHILA Hampson, 1893; ELPENOR Agassiz, 1846; * ELPENOR Oken, 1815; * EUMORPHA Hübner, 1806 and METOPSILUS Duncan, 1836 as junior synonyms of DEILEPHILA Laspeyres, 1809.

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Senior name:
Deilephila Laspeyres, 1809: 100.


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