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

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Genus:
Gizama Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (16) : 192.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HYPENINAE

Type-species:
Gizama midasalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 193.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Gizama when originally proposed contained a second species, but this was doubtfully included and, under the Code, Article 68 (c), is not eligible for designation as type-species.

Poole (1989) included GIZAMA in the subfamily HERMINIINAE.

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus GIZAMA.

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