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

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Genus:
Odontoretha Hampson, 1916 , in Poulton. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1916 : 105.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Odontoretha featheri Hampson, 1916. In: Poulton, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 106, pl.1, fig.7.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [SOMALIA] SOMALILAND: Mandera, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included ODONTORETHA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included 2 species in the genus ODONTORETHA.

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