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

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Genus:
Oligocentria Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 91. [[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 11]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOTODONTIDAE : HETEROCAMPINAE

Type-species:
Notodonta violascens Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.67, fig.385.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BRAZIL]: Probably correct, for the series in the BMNH includes specimens from C. America. Venezuela and Brazil, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Oligocentria was included by Herrich-Schäffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterorum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-133. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schäffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23: 214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1855; the Heft wrapper is so dated.

The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer. oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52. The title-page of this work is dated 1850-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given in Generic Names Moths World 3 under Dates of some important Publications.

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