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Pseudopontia Plötz, 1870

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Pseudopontia Plötz, 1870 [September]: 348.
Type: Pseudopontia calabarica Plötz, 1870: 348. By monotypy.

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Synonyms following Mitter et al. 2011:

Globiceps Felder & Felder,1869. Type species Globiceps paradoxa Felder & Felder, 1869. By monotypy. Junior homonym of Globiceps Lepeletier & Serville, 1825 (Heteroptera).
Gonophlebia Felder, 1870 [June]: 95. Type species Globiceps paradoxa Felder & Felder, 1869. By monotypy. Hemming, 1965 (Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 22: 104) proposed the rejection of the name Gonophlebia Felder as a nomen oblitum in favour of the widely used generic name Pseudopontia Plötz. For resolution see Cowan, 1983: 41 (Williams 2019).


Species of Pseudopontia are distributed in western and central Africa. A record from Guatemala in GBIF (2019) is undoubtedly based on a wrong labelling.

Worth knowing:


GBIF 2019. The Global Biodiversity Information Facility. URL: https://www.gbif.org [online: 2019.08.05].
Mitter, K. T. et al. 2011. The butterfly subfamily Pseudopontiinae is not monobasic: marked genetic diversity and morphology reveal three new species of Pseudopontia (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Systematic Entomology 36: 139-163.
Plötz, C. 1870. Pseudopontia Calabarica n. gen. et n. sp.. Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung 31 (7-9): 348-349, pl. 3.
Williams, M. C. 2019. Afrotropical Butterflies: Genus Pseudopontia Plötz, 1870. URL: http://metamorphosis.org.za/articlesPDF/1043/118%20Genus%20Pseudopontia%20Plotz.pdf [online: 2019.08.08].

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2019.08.05
Kurz Michael: 2019.08.08
not reviewed