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

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Genus:
Gonioterma Walsingham, 1897 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1897 : 101.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : ELACHISTIDAE : STENOMATINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena burmanniana Stoll, 1871. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 164 (as *burmaniana), 248, pl.372 fig.H.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(as burmanniana )]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) included GONIOTERMA in the subfamily OECOPHORIDAE: STENOMINAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as ELACHISTIDAE: STENOMATINAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The type-species was proposed as "burmaniana" on page 164; in the index on page 248 published in 1782 it was cited as burmanniana. Walsingham, 1897, used only the latter spelling but in Walsingham, 1913, Biologia cent.- am. (Zool.) Lepid.-Heterocera 4: 188, both spellings were cited and the double n spelling was used as the valid name and has been in general use ever since as a justified emendation.

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