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

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Genus:
Ancylosis Zeller, 1839 . Isis, Leipzig 1839 : 178.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : PYRALIDAE : PHYCITINAE

Type-species:
Pyralis dilutella Hübner, sensu Treitschke, 1832. In: Ochsenheimer, Schmett. Eur. 9(1): 164. [[= Phycis cinnamomella Duponchel 1836, in Godart & Duponchel]]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1901. Mém. Lépid. 8: 212. [(as a junior name of cinnamomella Zeller, an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Pyralis dilutella Hübner sensu Treitschke, 1832, in Ochsenheimer, Schmett. Eur. 9(1): 164, was a misidentification; the first available name for the misidentified species is Phycis cinnamomella Duponchel, 1836.

Hampson designated Phycis cinnamomella as type-species (but cited it as cinnamomella Zeller, an incorrect authorship), a nominal time, on page 220, Hampson placed cinnamomella as a senior synonym of Pyralis dilutella Hübner sensu Treitschke, a nominal species originally included in Ancylosis. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as type-species. Under the Code, Article 70(a), the case of a misidentified type-species should be referred to the Commission. We suggest that the Commission be asked to designate as the type-species of Ancylosis the nominal species actually involved, namely Phycis cinnanomella Duponchel, 1836. Incorrect type-species designation. Phycis cinnamomella Duponchel, 1836, a nominal species not actually involved, namely Phycis cinnamomella Duponchel, 1836.

Incorrect type-species designation. Phycis cinnamomella Duponchel, 1836, a nominal species not originally included in Ancylosis and not linked with one of the originally included nominal species when designated by Hampson, 1896, Fauna Br. India (Moths): 71.

Ancylosis was established as a subgenus of Epischnia Hübner, [1825].

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