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

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Genus:
Amelina Draudt, 1934 , in Seitz. Gross-Schmett. Erde. 3(Suppl.) : 174.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACRONICTINAE

Type-species:
Amelfa gracilis Wagner, 1931. Int. ent. Z. 25: 369. [(of Amelia Wagner, 1931)]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [TURKEY]: Akschehir, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A. gracilis is a junior subjective synonym of Victrix harsiana Staudinger, 1879.

Amelina was proposed as the objective replacement name for Amelia Wagner, 1931, but Draudt implied in the accompanying text that Amelina had already been proposed by Wagner as a replacement. However, * Amelina Wagner is not recorded at all either in Neave, Nomencl. zool. 1-6, or in the Zool. Rec. 1931-1934. The date of publication of the part of Seitz containing page 174, was stated on page 169 as 1934 October 24th in the German and the English editions.

See also: Victrix Staudinger, 1879.

Poole (1989) included MEROLEUCA Hampson, 1908; JUGURTHIA Culot, 1912; OEDIBRYA Hampson, 1918; AMELIA Wagner, 1931 (preoccupied); ESTEPARIA Fernandez, 1931; AMELINA Draudt, 1934; and MOUREIA Orfila & Rossi, 1956 as junior synonyms of VICTRIX Staudinger, 1878.

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Junior name(s):
Amelia Wagner, 1931: 368.


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