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

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Genus:
Furcula Lamarck, 1816 . Hist. nat. animaux articules. (Insectes) 3 : 581.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOTODONTIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Phalaena furcula Clerck, 1759. Icon. Insect. rariorum 1: pl.9, fig.9.

Type-species designation:
by absolute tautonymy . [(but included by Lamarck as Furcula salicis, an unnecessary objective replacement name)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Furcula salicis Lamarck, 1816, ibidem 3: 581, was established unnecessarily as an objective replacement name for Phalaena - furcula Clerck, but attributed incorrectly to Fabricius.

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Junior name(s):
Harpyias Hübner, 1819: 148.


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