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

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Epinomeuta Rebel, 1936 . Dt. ent. Z. Iris 49 : 172.

Available Name (fossil)

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Epinomeuta truncatipennella Rebel, 1936. Dt. ent. Z. Iris 49: 172, fig.4.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The Code (Edn 3), Article 68(b)(i), states that the formula "gen. n., sp. n.", or its equivalent, applied before 1931 to only one of two or more new nominal species included in a newly established nominal genus or subgenus, is deemed to be an original designation if no other type-species was designated. This was the case with Epinomeuta but as it was published after 1930 and there was no other type-species designated the name is technically unavailable. However, it would be pedantic and serve no useful purpose to rename this fossil taxon so Epinomeuta Rebel, 1936, is here treated as an available name which the Commission would almost certainly ratify if asked to do so.

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