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Nymphalites atavus

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Nymphalidae

Taxonomy
Sphinx atavus was named by Charpentier (1843). It is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Radoboj (Grätz Collection), which is in a Sarmatian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Croatia.

It was recombined as Vanessa attavina by Heer (1849); it was recombined as Eugonia attavina by Scudder (1875); it was recombined as Nymphalites atavus by Kozlov (1988).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1843Sphinx atavus Charpentier p. 408 figs. Pl 22, fig 4
1849Vanessa attavina Heer p. 177 figs. Pl 14, fig 3
1875Eugonia attavina Scudder p. 41 figs. Pl 1, figs 1,3,7
1988Nymphalites atavus Kozlov p. 52

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota()
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
RankNameAuthor
Aparaglossata
Mecopterida
superorderAmphiesmenopteraKiriakoff 1948
orderLepidoptera
suborderGlossata()
CoelolepidaNielsen and Kristensen 1996
MyoglossataKristensen and Nielsen 1981
NeolepidopteraPackard 1895
infraorderHeteroneuraTillyard 1918
EulepidopteraKiriakoff 1948
DitrysiaBorner 1925
ApoditrysiaMinet 1983
ObtectomeraMinet 1986
superfamilyPapilionoidea
familyNymphalidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyNymphalinaeSwinson 1827
genusNymphalites
speciesatavus()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available