Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Nebula Bruand, 1846
Mem. Soc. Emul. Doubs
2(2, livr. 3, 4) : 86.
[(but printed in error as 134)]
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE
by subsequent designation by
Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon
Syntype(s) [AUSTRIA]: Steiermark, (? Depository)..
Fletcher (1979) stated:-
The type-species designation is in accordance with Recommendation 69B(2) of the Code which states that: `If the name or a synonym of one of the originally included nominal species is virtually the same as the generic name, or is of the same origin or meaning, that species should be designated as the type-species (type by virtual tautonomy), unless such designation is strongly contra-indicated by other factors'.
Parsons et al. (1999) included COENOTEPHRIA Prout, 1914 as a junior synonym of NEBULA Bruand, 1846.
Parsons et al. (1999) included 63 species and 16 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus NEBULA.
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